Choosing the Right Path
Did you ever consider when you or I choose a path, a route or course along which something travels or moves we should take into consideration where it is going to lead us? Of course as a Christian we would always choose the path of righteousness.
When we refer to path in a spiritual application we think of how we follow a well-trodden track or way. As a child I heard the Bible referred to often as a road map. That is still a good definition.
David wrote in Psalm 119:105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”
The Lord knows our heart and thoughts David put it this way, “Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.” Psalm 139:3.
It is important the paths we take, our walk, our manner of life. There are many scriptures letting us know there are different paths we can choose. Proverbs 2:10-11 gives us sound advice, “When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:” How can it keep you? Verses 12-15 explains, “To delivers thee fro the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh forward (perverse) things; who leave the path of uprightnes to walk in the way of darkness; who rejoice to do evil and delight in the fowardness of the wicked; who’s ways are crooked and are forward in their paths.” The chapter continues with unwise choices.
This information is just as relevant to us today as when it was written. Walking in perverse ways, doing evil things, walking in ways of darkness. Does it seem that our society today rejoices and delight in this?
If what we see on television and some of the movies is any indication of how our society looks at life- we are sinking fast! Soon, if not already, we are going to be so mixed up in filth we can’t see the light for the prevailing darkness.
Where does this leave our children and grandchildren? I think about how in the past we referred to the lighthouse shining out as a beacon to those who lost the way or were looking for a path, do we still have lighthouses? I pray we do.
There is a promise given in Psalm 25:10, “All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and testimonies.”
When we see so many faltering and struggling trying to find their way, we may think what can I do? We can stay faithful in the areas we all are called, someone may be watching our path.
When over the course of our lives we choose good paths we leave a trail for our family to follow. If we keep veering or turning aside from our course, changing our direction, we may not leave a clear path. My thoughts on this are, if we don’t take it seriously or think it important to whole – heartedly follow Christ then the one’s following our paths may become confused too! God bless.