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Do Your Life’s Path Some Reconsideration

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Scripture: Proverbs 14:12

 KJV: “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

 GNT: “What you think is the right road may lead to death.”

 MSG: “There’s a way of life that looks harmless enough;” look again—it leads straight to hell. Sure, those people appear to be having a good time, but all that laughter will end in heartbreak.

 Reflection.

We talked about the “wages of sin” (death at the end) yesterday. Today, we would be looking to evaluate our lives and give them some thought.

The Bible frequently issues warnings that human reasoning and desire can result in catastrophe (Jeremiah 17:9). Not being able to use reason or never being able to have the right desires are the issues. Instead, the problem is that we are too easily influenced by our desires rather than the truth (Proverbs 1:7). This risk is hinted at in Proverbs 12:15, which describes the “fool” as someone who relies on his own judgment rather than that of God (Proverbs 3:5). This verse emphasizes the importance of conducting a self-evaluation (2 Corinthians 13:5). Other proverbs (Proverbs 11:14; 15:5) emphasize the importance of consulting godly people for guidance and wisdom.

The righteous and the wicked are contrasted in Proverbs 14:11–14, a brief passage. The final outcomes of the good and the evil are stressed by Solomon during this time. The fate of those who reject God will be dishonourable, but those who submit to His truth will have a glorious future. The wicked will receive what they deserve for living a life of sin, but the righteous will be rewarded for doing the right thing. The points raised here are repeated in Proverbs 12:7–15.

But Wisdom prevents those who possess it from tripping and falling. In the book of Proverbs, the word “wisdom” refers to the capacity to put godly knowledge to use. I have found that living in ignorance is the most hazardous way to live. It is sage to acknowledge and choose to regard the fact that you live in sin. The bad news is that when you consider your transgressions, God will not hear your prayers (Proverbs 66:18). The worst-case scenario is when you are completely unaware that you are living in sin, but you are so sure that what you are doing is right in God’s and man’s eyes that you don’t realize that God sees it that way and would like you to change.

Additionally, the adage “ignorance is no defence” is very true in our day-to-day activities and interactions. For instance, if you are a newcomer to a country, you may need to understand how things work; otherwise, your ignorance could land you in jail or even put your life in danger.

What does today’s scripture verse mean, though, on a more serious note? This verse can be interpreted biblically in a variety of ways, but here is one that comes to mind. -It explains that a poor choice, which from a human perspective might seem to be a good and wise choice, will actually result in disaster.

There is a path that a man may think is right, but it ultimately ends in death. Even in laughter, the heart might ache, and happiness might turn to sorrow. The disbelieving will receive full retribution for their actions, and the righteous will be rewarded for theirs.

I’ll suggest that we commit our actions to God, who is All-Powerful and knows what is good or bad, right, or wrong. According to Psalms 37:5, the Lord will grant our requests when we commit our ways to Him. In the name of Jesus, Amen, may this be the case for us.

 Prayer.

O LORD, HELP US TO ALWAYS TRUST IN YOU, THAT YOU MAY DIRECT OUR PATHS, AMEN.

God bless you ………….

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Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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