This supports the saying of those who go where the wind blows
Reference: Ephraim feeds on the wind; he pursues the east wind all day and multiplies lies and violence. He makes a treaty with Assyria and sends olive oil to Egypt. (Hosea 12:1 NIV)
Explore: Being in the middle of Melbourne’s winter, you have some crazy wet and windy weather. The other morning I braved the elements and went for a jog.
As I jogged my usual course, I felt the wind buffet me around. When I was jogging down hill I didn’t seem to mind, but I hoped the wind would be at my back when I had to climb uphill.
Unfortunately, this did not end up being the case. No matter which way I turned the wind seemed to constantly work against me. If I could have jogged a route where the wind was always at my back I would have jumped at it.
Application: I guess this supports the saying of those who go where the wind blows. They have no direction or purpose and you can never tell where they will end up.
Unfortunately, over the years, God’s people have taken this path. God’s ways are not wishy-washy or meaningless. He gives us direction and purpose.
Let us not be like those who go with the wind, but let’s step out for God with the power He brings at our back.
Prayer: Lord, with Your strength at our back may we move forward with purpose and love. Amen.
What is your driving force today?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.