The Way That's Not a Way

This has been preached many times. God has provided a way to heaven. Whether we like it or not, this is the way it is.  Whether we agree with it or not, it’s the way. It is the way to which we will answer. However, there is a way that seems right, but it isn’t.

Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

I remember when things were set and we had something in space.  That ended up being many satellites that led to GPS that all of us can use. Even now, with the ongoing increase in technology, you can’t really trust a GPS route. You might end up in a back road to nowhere. It’s not foolproof because there are so many variables, especially in places like many of us live. Before us is a system that is foolproof and you can trust it. It is HIS written Word. It’s sure. It’s the truth. It’s right. The only way to know it is to take it face on and follow it.

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Don’t think the gospel is a way that sounds right. The gospel is right. The Bible is right. God is right. Regardless of how people think, it’s right. No matter how highly trained and educated someone might be, you can’t trust anyone or anything 100%, no one other than God. We read the mind of God when we open the Bible. It’s far more dependable than what man says or what man says about God. Other religions believe in a god of sorts. They believe in a supreme being. Even the ancient Greek and Roman gods had a supreme god but under it were many little gods. But they didn’t believe in the true and living God. He’s the great I AM that Moses was sent to Egypt by to let God’s people go. He’s the God of all creation. He alone exists. There is no other god than the God of the Bible. In fact, the Bible tells us in the Ten Commandments, the very first one, to have no other gods before HIM.  He is God and is to be acknowledged as such.

Why do people go to such great lengths to go the way they want to go? Why do we fight against the truth? Why do we think we can interpret God the way we want? Because we want to go our way. We want to do our thing. So, is what I do my thoughts? My way? Or is it what God wants? Are we really submitted to God and his way?  There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Is there a way in you that’s not what God wants? We say we believe God, but is our trust in God just a ritual, a habit? There is a way which seemeth right unto a man.  Don’t be quick to broast how “Christian-y” you are. This got me thinking about my ways verses God’s way. Was I acting and doing God’s way? I found I was doing more things for Bob and my way. God wants sincerity of heart. If we’re going to trust him, ever be thankful for him, his blood, his crucifixion, and his resurrection. Don’t pat yourself on the back. Thank God for his grace. Does your way just feel right or is it right? Be sure because the end of other ways is death.

If you want to be the happiest, most peaceful that you can be, the most fulfilled you’ll ever be–then follow the right way, God’s way. Accept it. You lose nothing but gain everything. I’ve heard people say “I like how I am” claiming to be a great Christian yet they are mad as a hornet at someone else. That’s not right. We are not to walk after our flesh and its desires. We are to be filled with the fruit of the Spirit and that starts with love and follows up with joy, peace and a host of others.

The way seems right to man but not to God. Wouldn’t you rather know that on your deathbed God has been pleased with you. That means that we won’t do things according to our ways but according to God’s, what he says is right. I want the Lord to say I’m right and not what I suppose that I am.  If there is a “well done” in our future, it must be said by the Lord. Has God failed? Is salvation fragile? No. Then why are we? We’re saved by a rock solid salvation given a right heart and mind. Without Jesus, no matter how right we think we are, we are not. Let’s consider our ways. Are they ours or God’s? David asked the Lord to search him and see if there was any wicked way in him.  We may not see much wrong. How does God see it?

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