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verses 25-26: “Let your eyes look directly ahead, And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you. Watch the path of your feet, And all your ways will be established.”

Most everyone has seen a picture of a horse pulling a carriage or a wagon; some like me have even seen it in real life. I’ve seen the old-fashioned mechanism called “blinders” that they would put on these horses, to keep the horses from noticing things that would appear in their peripheral vision from distracting or spooking them. The blinders would force the horse to look only straight ahead. Sometimes I think blinders would be a great device for some car drivers who seem to get easily distracted! 🙂

Solomon is warning here to not take your gaze off the path you’re on. Temptation easily lies along the ditches and the weeds beside the road. If you’re not careful to watch where you going, that’s where you wind up…the ditches and the weeds. A high school band director I know was chiding his band, who were taking in all the sights and sounds of the homecoming football game and the visiting alumni; he said just minutes before the halftime show, “I want you to have a good time, but NOW is your time to FOCUS!”

In a world full of distractions, ditches, and weeds, make sure to keep your focus on Him!

Have a blessed day!

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