Sunday, June 8, 2014

Focus '14-Modeling Jesus-Entry #21

Hi Friends!

Imagine driving down a dark road one evening this summer and suddenly plunging into the depths of a sink hole, never to be heard from again: think of the terror of the free fall before hitting bottom.

Now imagine a flagman stopping you before you come to the sink hole and rerouting you so you would avoid the deadly plunge: think of the gratitude for the one who gave you a new beginning.

The Bible says "There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death" (Proverbs 14:12 RSV). My assumption is you are eternally grateful for The ONE who reroutes you from this seemingly right path that is actually dead wrong?

If you have sensed that God has been trying to flag you down and give you a new beginning this summer, be careful to measure your steps against the coordinates in His Word.

Consider joining me in praying the following prayer each day this week as we continue to seek God's life-giving direction from the study of Scripture: "Teach me thy way, O Lord; and lead me on the level path" (Psalm 27:11 RSV).

God's Peace,

1 comment:

  1. David (who wrote the Psalm that I will join you in praying) wasn't a perfect man. He was, however, a man after God's own heart.

    David's son Solomon wasn't a perfect man, either. He did learn enough from his father and his Heavenly Father to write the book of Proverbs.

    Both of those guys listened to God's warnings, either immediately or eventually. Immediately is easier, and better.