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.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Vector Check

(Pro 16:17 KJV)  The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.

We have a multitude of songs and sayings that talk about following Jesus.  Good thought.  We make a lot of decisions in life and knowing where righteousness leads is vital.  One of the things that we may not allow for is that we can find ourselves on the wrong path.  It can happen because life plays a trick on us.  It can simply be because we had a laps of attention.  I think of times when I get to daydreaming and drive past a turn I wanted to make.  The key is to take corrective action.

I have never flown an airplane or steered a ship but my understanding is that constant corrections are necessary.  Currents in the air or the water can push you off course.  We do the same thing when driving.  Usually in a car the corrections are automatic.  In our spiritual walk it may be automatic also.  If there is a big crosswind that pushes you off course then the word here is to “depart” (5493) from the path that leads to sin and get back where you belong.

So?  The Christian life is referred to as “the Way,” not the Fourth Spiritual Law.  It is a walk that expects us to pay attention and make adjustments.  Momentary wrong paths are not an issue if we are paying attention and making the changes necessary. 

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