The difficult questions of life are easier to deal with when we
have prepared our ways before the Lord.
Jotham was one of the good kings in Judah. He was twenty-five years
old when he became king and reigned sixteen years. He did what was
right in the sight of the Lord. He built the Upper gate of the house
of the Lord and the wall of Ophel. He built cities, fortresses,
and towers. And he defeated the king of the Ammorites who paid him
tribute (2 Ch. 27:1-2).
Second Chronicles sums up Jotham's life saying: "So Jotham
became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his
God" (2 Ch. 27:6).
People who prepare their ways before the Lord deal with life's
questions and are successful. They may not be successful according
to human standards, but they are successful because of their relationship
Someone who prepares his ways before God makes every decision with
God in mind. Jesus taught the disciples not to worry about what
they would eat or the clothes they would wear. Jesus taught His
disciples not to worry saying: "seek first the kingdom of God
and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about
its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble"
Someone who prepares his ways before the Lord seeks the kingdom
of God and His righteousness. This person does everything in light
of God's word. This person does not worry about earthly things but
dwells upon spiritual things.
Christians are vessels for honor prepared for every good work (2
Tim. 2:21) being equipped by the Scriptures. Paul said: "All
Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for
doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,
that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every
good work" (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
In this series of articles we have noticed six important aspects
of answering the difficult questions of life.
- be a faithful child of God
- appeal to God's word
- live by faith
- pray all the time
- love God
- prepare your ways before God
Are you prepared to face life's difficult questions? Are you prepared
to conquer the foes of life that will beset you in the future? If
not, begin preparing yourself today.
God has prepared a home in heaven for those who prepare their ways
before the Lord (Matt. 25:34). But for those who prepare their ways
before the world, God has prepared everlasting punishment (Matt.
For what are you preparing yourself - a home in heaven, or everlasting