Monday, January 10, 2011

Walking with God

In my quiet time today, I read a fact that intrigued me. The word "walk" appears over 380 times in the Bible ("Voices of the Faithful: Book 2" p 12). In those 380 times that it appears it has many different uses and subsequent meanings. Sometimes, it is the description of physically walking--as in "he was walking in the garden"(Gen. 3:8). Other times it has a much deeper meaning--"Walk in obedience to all that the LORD your God has commanded you"(Deut. 5:33).

I want to focus on the second kind of walk. So many times you hear about people, especially in the USA, who claim to be Christians but you couldn't tell it by their lifestyle. The Bible speaks about these individuals in Titus and 1 John...

"They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good." Titus 1:16

"Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth." 1 John 3:18

Sometimes God calls us to physically walk around and share His word or to do something for Him, but He always calls us to spiritually walk with Him. Are you walking with God today? Are you walking in His word? Are your actions telling people that you love God and that He is the Lord of your life? I pray that each of us will use this year to have a closer walk with the Lord that people may know we are Christians not only by the words that we say but also by the walk we are living.

Walking thru the Bible:
Walk FaithfullyGen. 5:22,24; Gen. 6:9; Gen. 17:1; Gen. 24:20; Gen. 48:15; 1 Kings 2:4; 1 Kings 8:25; 1 Kings 9:4; 2 Kings 20:3
Walk in ObedienceDeut. 5:33; Deut. 8:6; Deut. 11:22; Deut. 19:9; Deut. 26:17; Deut. 28:9; Deut. 30:16; Joshua 22:5; 1 Kings 2:3; 1 Kings 3:14; 1 Kings 8:58; 1 Kings 11:38; 2 Chronicles 6:31; Ps. 128:1
Walk in Godly Instruction1 Kings 3:3; 1 Kings 3:14; 2 Chronicles 7:17
Walk in Integrity1 Kings 9:4; Prov. 10:9
Walk in Fear of the LordNehemiah 5:9; Prov. 14:2
Walk in RighteousnessPs. 1:1; Ps. 15:2; Prov. 8:20; Isa. 33:15
Walk BlamelesslyPs. 84:11; Ps. 101:6; Prov. 2:7; Prov. 19:1; Prov. 28:6; Prov. 28:18
Walk in the LightPs. 89:15; Isa. 2:5
Walk in WisdomProv. 28:26

There are many, many more ways that the word "walk" is used in the Bible. If you have some that speak to you particularly or that you would simply like to share, please tell us about it in the comments section.

May you walk in Grace and Peace today.


  1. Did you count the walks?

  2. No, but I did site the source of my statistic. Also, the references I listed in the table are just a small sampling of MANY verses that I did read. However, I just couldn't list them all because of time and space.

  3. Obedience, surrender, walk blameless and holy - I have a lot of work to do...!

  4. Carol, I am right there with you. No one is perfect--me least of all. Take heart and keep on walking!

  5. I have work to do to but how important to our spiritual growth is continually striving to Walk with the Lord.

  6. Judy, everyone has work to do. You are not alone. But I totally agree that the striving is one of the most important parts. We often learn more from the journey than the actual destination.