An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Highway of Holiness

(Isaiah 35:8 NASB)  A highway will be there, a roadway, And it will be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean will not travel on it, But it will be for him who walks that way, And fools will not wander on it.

In my last post and several other times I have referred to the "Highway of Holiness."  I thought I might give a little more on that topic.

We have three words for road in this verse:  "highway" (4547), "roadway" (1870) and "Highway" (1870).  They are all refering to the Highway of Holiness.  This is a beautiful picture of the life of a believer.  We are familiar with the talk of a “way” or a “path” in scripture.  We know the picture of the Christian walk.  This points out how important that way of living is.  We are called to righteousness.  We are called to be perfect as He is perfect.  We are called to obedience.  This is the Highway of Holiness.

The "unclean" (2931) will not "travel" (5674a) on it.  They won’t want to have anything to do with it except perhaps to admire it from afar.

It will be reserved for him who "walks" (1980) that way.  This is the simple word in the OT for walking.  It means to go, walk, come.  I think this infers that the walking will be done on purpose.  This is a reference to those who hunger and thirst, seek the narrow gate, who have made a conscious decision to follow the way the Lord leads.

"Fools" (191) will not be allowed to accidently "wander" (8582) {53:6} onto this way of Life.  You don't come to salvation accidentally.  You don't stay in the center of God's will by chance.  You are a fool if you do not apply yourself to what it made obvious to us.

So?  The road is there.  God has given us a road map.  Jesus has paid the toll.  It is still the road less traveled.  Take it.

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