Holding On With My Feet
“I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.” (Psalms 119:101 KJV)
While birdwatching at the Viera Wetlands in Florida, we spotted this Tricolored Heron. He was watching and waiting to find his lunch swim by. The way his feet grabbed the plants was interesting.
“My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:” (Proverbs 1:15 KJV)
The Tricolored Heron never moved his feet. They were planted solidly on those plants. Our Lord, when he created the birds, gave them quite a variety of feet. The feet this Heron was given works very well for holding steady.
When you first look at the foot, it looks like other bird feet. Yet, when it needs to anchor on those plants. It works very well.
Whether you are young or older, friends may try to encourage you to do something that you know you shouldn’t. Either your parents, teachers, and especially the Bible have taught you right and wrong. Hold on and “refrain” [don’t do it] from doing the wrong thing.
“Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” (James 4:17 KJV)