Evening, December 27, edited from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening

“And the Lord will continually guide you.” – Isaiah 58:11

“The Lord will guide you.” Not an angel, but Jehovah shall guide you. He said he would not go through the wilderness before his people; instead, an angel should go before them to lead them in the way; but Moses said, “If your presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here.”

Christian, God has not left you to an angel’s guidance in your earthly pilgrimage: he himself leads the vanguard. You may not see the cloudy, fiery pillar, but Jehovah will never forsake you. Notice the word will –“The Lord will guide you.” How certain this makes it! How sure it is that God will not forsake us! His precious “shalls” and “wills” are better than men’s oaths. “I will never leave you, nor forsake you.” Then observe the adverb “continually.” We are not merely to be guided sometimes, but we are to have a perpetual monitor; not occasionally to be left to our own understanding, and so to wander, but we are continually to hear the guiding voice of the Great Shepherd; and if we follow close at his heels, we shall not err, but be led by a right way to a city to dwell in. If you have to change your position in life; if you have to emigrate to distant shores; if it should happen that you are cast into poverty, or uplifted suddenly into a more responsible position than the one you now occupy; if you are thrown among strangers, or cast among foes, do not tremble, for “the Lord will guide you continually.” There are no dilemmas out of which you shall not be delivered if you live near to God, and your heart is kept warm with holy love. He does not goes amiss who goes in the company of God. Like Enoch, walk with God, and you cannot lose sight of your road. You have infallible wisdom to direct you, unchallengeable love to comfort you, and eternal power to defend you. “Jehovah”–mark the word–“Jehovah shall guide you continually.”