An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Avoiding Roadblocks

(Proverbs 15:9 KJV)  The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

Everyone has a “way” (1870).  The term can be used figuratively to mean a style or literally to mean a road.  People have different personalities for travel.  Some people only go on the interstates if they have no options.  Others only get off if there is a road block.  Both will have the goal of getting to their destination.

All ways are not the same in the eyes of God.  All paths do not lead to God.  This is one of the confusions of our modern culture.  We are so overwhelmed with propaganda about diversity and multi-culturalism that we turn away from the clear teaching of the word in regard to salvation.  Remember the words of Jesus,
(John 14:6 KJV)  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
That is a pretty clear statement and yet so much of what we read on Christian websites says just the opposite.

What kind of road map works best?  It will be different at different times.  The kind of map we use in Los Angeles would be worthless in Boston.  In Boston the streets change names every few blocks and the numbers do not always run in sequence, or at least it used to be that way.  But both have maps that work.  Different parts of the Bible provide different types of road maps for following Jesus, but each map is showing the same route.

In seeking God, ultimately you come to your Camp Pendleton.  That is a marine base on the coast of California.  If you are headed south from LA to San Diego along the coast you come to a place where you find there is really only one choice if you want to go forward.  The marines and birds may have options, but they are not headed to San Diego.  If you want to get where you are going you have to follow the one way.

So pick your way.  Make your choice.  It may be that once in a lifetime choice.  I may be one of the dozens of choices we make every day to stay on target.  Pursue righteousness.

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