GET TOGETHER- More On Heading In The Right Direction
Pr 4:14,15 Do not enter the path of the wicked, And do not walk in the way of evil.
Avoid it, do not travel on it; Turn away from it and pass on.
This past weekend as I was returning from Springfield, Missouri with our daughter Jessye and two of her children. I was trying to point out some key places to Jessye on the way back. There was one place where the highway splits in two different directions. I knew which direction to go in because one of the directions was South. The other direction was East. For some reason I got distracted and took the wrong highway. It didn’t take me but a few seconds to realize that we were on the wrong highway. We quickly turned around and got on the right highway that would take us home.
Sometimes in life we can get on the wrong road and be headed in the wrong direction. Sometimes it may happen because we get our eyes off Jesus and become distracted by other things. The writer in the Book of Hebrews tells us how to avoid that: “Heb 12:2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.(NKJV) We need to keep our eyes on Jesus and we will not get distracted and go down the wrong path.
Sometimes we may go down a wrong path because we have gotten the wrong directions. There are people that will try to convince us that there can be many different paths to God. This is called universalism. There may be others that will try to convince us that we as Christians are on the wrong path and that the god that they serve is the true god.
But as we keep our eyes on Jesus and are reminded of what He has said in His word He will help us to know that He is the only way for us to get to our eternal home. Joh 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Joh 11:25,26 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. “And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
I mentioned that we had to turn around to get back on the right path. You may be reading this today and you feel like that path that you are on is headed to nowhere. It is time to turn around. It is time to get off the wrong road and get on the right one.
Maybe you are doing some things that are harmful to you and others on that road. Not only do we need to turn around and get off the wrong road. But when we get on the right road, we will need to change the way that we do things. This is called repentance. You see I could have turned around and gotten on the other road, but if I had been passing people on curves and had been driving with my eyes closed, we wouldn’t have made it home.
We had a great ride home and then after eight and one half hours we got home. God desires for us to have a great ride here on this earth. Jesus said it like this Joh 10:10 “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” Today if you are on the right road keep your eyes on Jesus and enjoy the journey. If you have taken a wrong turn no matter how far down that road that you have gone it is not to late to turn around and head for the home that Jesus has prepared for you. Joh 14:1 -3 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.” In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
Let Us Pray
Lord today we thank You that You are the only true path home. Thanks for getting those of us who were on the wrong path off it and putting us on the right path. Lord we pray for those that may be on the wrong path today that just as You intervened in our lives that You would do so in theirs.
In Jesus Name
Keep us in prayer as we transition in our lives. You guys are in our prayers as well.