One night at sea, with the winds howling and the waves crashing all around his ship, the captain of a large destroyer saw blinking lights off in a distance. It appeared as though another ship was heading directly toward him. Turning to his signalman, he ordered him to send a warning, which read: "I'm a Captain. I'm on a destroyer. Change your course ten degrees south."
Came the reply, "I'm a Seaman First Class, Sir. I'm in a lighthouse that is unmovable. Change your course ten degrees north."
There are many times when it does not matter who you are, but where you are, and - even more importantly - where you are going. There is great advice to support this fact in Proverbs: "There is a path before each person that seems right, but ... it ends in death."
There is a vast difference between “the right choice” and the choice that "seems right.” Sometimes we make decisions quickly to solve problems without seeking God’s guidance. Decisions or solutions that are often simple, easy, convenient or attractive, may – unless we seek God’s counsel - lead us in the wrong direction. This is why we need God's help and guidance. Unless we look carefully and cautiously at our options through God’s teachings, we cannot be certain that our choices will honor Him and assure us of His blessings and peace and presence.
Prayer: Help us, Father, to look to You for wisdom, insight, and knowledge for every choice we make. Guide us, guard us, and give us direction and protection, always. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Proverbs 14:12 There is a path before each person that seems right, but ... it ends in death.