(The wrong way...our way)
"There is a way that seemeth right
to a man, but the end thereof
is death." Proverbs 14:12
Way (Hebrew="course of life,
mode of action.")
"All the ways (lifestyles) of a man
are clean in his own eyes; but
the Lord weigheth the spirits."
We choose our ways...we justify
ourselves in them...we see others
faults, but not our own...make
excuses for why we DO wrong
things...blame others, and we may
fool people...even ourselves...but
God knows what is in the spirit
of a person. He is the One that
Going our own way, the way of
the flesh is the wrong way and in
the end there is only death...
spiritual death through rebellion
against the ways of God. The flesh
is corruption...nothing else, and
cannot be justified by all the
excuses in the world.
"Every way (action, lifestyle) of a
man is right in his own eyes,
but the Lord pondereth the heart."
We can lie to others, try to lie
to ourselves AND to God...but
He is looking inside our heart
and we can't fool Him! He is the
One that tries the heart...that
searches the innermost part of our
being, He wants us to face up to
our own faults and failures...stop
going our own way...for He has a
The way of a fool is right in his
own eyes; but he that hearkeneth
(hears and does) unto counsel is wise.
The Bible is counsel...this message
is counsel...kind and loving words
from our elders, parents and pastors
is counsel. How often it is ignored!
Many have become as fools for doing
what they thought was right, while
ignoring good advice that would help
them to make wise decisions.
The journey may at times be hard
for those who walk the straight
and narrow way...but look where
it ends! Even in hard times the
child of God who is submissive to
His will can have inner peace and
joy and unshakable faith that
heaven will one day be their home.
The self-willed person is troubled
inside with doubts and fears...
and nothing to look forward to in
"As for God, His way is perfect: the
Word of the Lord is tried: He is
a buckler(protector) to ALL who
trust in Him. For who is God
save the Lord? Or who is a Rock
save our God? It is God that
girdeth me with strength and
maketh my way perfect."
If we are willing to submit to
God's Word, He will lead and
guide our lives into the perfect
way. There is no other way to
heaven but God's way. The Bible
tells us in John 14 that Jesus
is the Way...the way to walk in
Him is by doing His will, living
the way He lived...the only way
we can know that is by studying
His Word and applying it to our
lives...in other words...keep His
words in our hearts and be
doers of them.
There is ONE right way...that
is God's way...so ask yourself
today, am I going His way or
my own way???
"Thy Word is a lamp unto my
feet, and a light unto my path."
"In the way of righteousness is
LIFE; and in the pathway
thereof there is no death."
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