(Proverbs 11:3 KJV) The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
As I write this a recent plane crash is fresh in my mind. It crashed while landing in San Francisco. When you saw what the plane looked like after the crash you wondered how anyone survived, but the death toll was amazingly low.
I don’t know what the investigation has or will show but early comments included a statement that one of the guidance systems of the airport was turned off. Since it was a clear day I don’t see how that would be the problem but you could hear the lawyers gearing up to sue the airport. There was also a comment that a junior pilot was at the controls. Who knows what really happened. It sounds like pilot error to me.
In our lives we have a real tendency to pilot error. When we rely on our own judgment, which is flawed, we have problem with what is here called the “perverseness” (falseness NASB77, crookedness Updated NASB) (5558) of the “transgressors” (treacherous NASB) (898). The pilot trusted his instruments and his eyes. One or both were wrong. We trust our instincts and our eyes. Often we are wrong. We need the guidance system of God’s standards to keep us safe.
So? Pray for the victims of the crash. Check your own guidance system. Are you keeping it up to date? Don’t crash and burn when a safe landing is possible.