“But this command I gave them: ‘Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people. And walk in all the way that I command you, that it may be well with you.’ But they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked in their own counsels and the stubbornness of their evil hearts, and went backward and not forward.”
Think about the past few weeks. Have you been moving forward, growing in your relationship with the Lord, serving others, living out your faith? Or have you been taking a few steps back, skipping out on quiet times, letting anger get the best of you, settling in with the ways of the world? Refresh your heart. Listen to the Word of our God and obey His counsel. Today, and everyday, move forward, not backward.