If 10,000 steps are needed daily to keep in shape, then reaching that quota would be no problem when visiting Dubrovnik, Croatia! This beautiful medieval town on the southern coast sits inside ancient walls. Its historic old town is charming and filled with stone steps. A team of young people took it upon themselves to actually count them. Including the stone steps on the city walls, the grand total is 5,423! No wonder the picture shows two tourists sitting down on those steps to rest!
Today’s verse talks about our steps. When walking in the way of wisdom they are not hampered. When walking straight paths we can even run without stumbling. Wisdom gained from God’s Word and instruction makes the path more doable. God’s Word is our source of wisdom allowing us to see our feet and making our steps sure. Steps are hampered when we rely on our own understanding rather than taking Him at His Word (Prov. 3:5-6)
I do not normally think of running up and down steps, but I do find myself running headlong into decisions without asking for the Lord’s guidance first! The resulting “stumble” is God’s way of reminding me that there is a better way……His way! A stumble and boo-boo on the knee is uncomfortable but not life-threatening. But how much more agreeable my life can be without all the band-aids on skinned knees. I am to give “careful thought” to the path I choose (Prov. 4:26). His wisdom is always there and available.
Lord, please guide my steps today.