Psalm 26:12 “My foot stands on a level place; In the congregations I shall bless the Lord.”
I love to take hikes. I don’t do it a lot, but I love it. In Tennessee, where I live, there are tons of places to hike. A lot of them have hills and gorges. The views are normally breathtaking, but there is one drawback – the ground isn’t level. You have hike up and down these hills, sometimes on pretty treacherous ground.
It is much easier to walk on level ground. David knew that. He knew it was better to be sure footed. God is that place. He is always sure. He is always a firm foundation. We should do as David and set our feet on a level place. It is there we are able to stand against the enemy.
Have you ever played “King of the Mountain” with your kids? What fun! Find a good hill and see who can stay on top the longest while the rest of the group tries to push them off. It’s not a game for the faint of heart. Lol
But this game can be used to teach this verse. It’s hard to stay on top of that hill when the ground beneath your feet isn’t level. It’s hard to advance up that hill and try to push someone off who is above you. Childhood games can teach such great life lessons.
What hill are you trying to climb right now? What hill are you trying to defend on your own? Step down on level ground. There’s a saying I love – “The ground is level at the cross.” In other words, we are all equal there. Set your feet there.