. . . they shall mount up with wings as eagles . . . Isaiah 40:31

The Way of Life

Isaiah 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

The Bible, the word of God, the way of truth was meant to be understood, even by the simplest of folks. The wayfaring men, those who travel that road, though fools, shall not err in it.

The highway that Isaiah is referring to, the highway of holiness, is the highway, the way, that Jesus Christ would ultimately provide to mankind through the regeneration of the spirit which we call the new birth, through being born again by the incorruptible seed, the word of God.

Born of God

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

Christians are born anew by the seed of the word of God. The Bible says that if any man be in Christ he is a new creature, His spirit is made alive or reborn by receiving the word of salvation through Jesus Christ.

And through faith in that word of salvation, the believer’s sins are forgiven, remitted, eradicated, moved from him as far as the east is from the west, making him able to walk a road he could not previously walk, the highway of holiness.

Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

That doesn’t mean he is now perfect, but quite the contrary, he is only at the beginning of his journey. He still has many faults and shortcomings, and imperfections. But he has entered in through the gate, and those earthly imperfections will be worked out over time as he travels the highway, the strait and narrow way that leads to life.

Continual Forgiveness

There will be times when he falls short of the glory of God and will need to call upon the mercy of the One who has delivered him from the power and authority of darkness. He may sin occasionally but will never again be the slave of sin.

1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

If we confess our sins to Him, He can be trusted to forgive us and make us clean from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar. Why? Because He has said in His word that all have sinned and come short of His glory, and there is none righteous, no, not one.

Well then, with all that working against us, is it possible to walk blameless before Him? Yes, by His grace and mercy we can. Is it because we are so smart, so pure, so holy, so strong, so well-educated? No, it is by His grace, His unmerited, unearned favor toward us.

The Knowledge of God

God has given us His word, that through His word we might grow in the knowledge of God, which is not so much about natural knowledge, but it's about the knowledge of spiritual things, the knowledge of the things of God, knowledge of His ways. It is not so much an academic pursuit as it is a pursuit to know Him. And every believer can travel that road. It is a road that leads to peace and blessing.

Psalms 37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

Mark the perfect man. Perfect here refers to the one who is morally innocent and has integrity, who is ethically pure. The one who follows God has those characteristics. Behold the upright, the one who thinks rightly and correctly, as those do who listen to and adhere to the word of God.

For the end of that man is peace. His future, his latter time is [shaw-lome], peace, welfare, health, and prosperity.

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