Walter had been out for a night of drinking with a group of men whom he thought were his friends. When he left them, he got turned around and was going the wrong way on a one-way street. A police officer stopped him and asked, “Where do you think you are going?”
In slurred speech, he said, “I’m not sure officer. But I must be too late. Everybody’s coming back, and I’m just getting started.”
Disregarding traffic signs will usually get us in trouble here on earth. But disregarding God’s signs that point to everlasting life will certainly get us in trouble in the life to come. In the end, there are only two ways to live: righteously or unrighteously. And the choice is ours to make. Either we choose to live by God’s words and His ways or our ways that we design for ourselves.
Jesus told an interesting story. On one occasion He was talking about life’s choices. He said: “Listen, you have a choice. If you want to get into heaven, be aware of this - the gate is very narrow.” Then He continued, “On one hand, the highway to hell is wide enough so all who want to travel it together can do so. It’s wide, and it’s easy going, but the choice is yours. On the other hand, the Gateway to Life Eternal is rather small, and the road is quite narrow. Now, only a few will make it, but I’ll be with them to help them when things get tough. But the choice,” He concluded, “is yours.”
“The Lord loves the righteous,” said the Psalmist. And it is His love that will protect us from danger and destruction on our journey.
Prayer: We truly need You, Lord, to lead us on the right path to make the right decisions to live a righteous life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Today's Bible Verse: The Lord loves the righteous. Psalm 146:8c