Proverbs 14:12-15 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness. The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself. The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
No matter who we are, or what we’re doing, there always seems to be three ways to do things. No, that is not a typo; I meant to write three ways.
First, there is the wrong way. Nobody really wants to do things the wrong way. You’ll never hear someone say, “Hey let’s just do this all wrong to see what will happen.” They know what will happen. It will come out wrong.
Next, there’s the right way. However, it always seems that doing things the right way includes reading a bunch of directions, doing things in a certain order, and so on. That sounds like it could take a long time.
Therefore, we usually try the third way, OUR WAY. A few shortcuts here, not so much reading there, and done. Then we ask; “what do I do with the parts left over?” Finally, when things go wrong, as they often do, we ask, “how come?” Well, the reason is, there are really only two ways to do things. Anything not done the right way, is automatically the wrong way.
We can’t take shortcuts in life either. Not reading God’s Word, and expecting life to be ok won’t work. The Bible warned us about these ways thousands of years ago. The way that seems right to man, taking short cuts, no commitment, no real desire for God in our lives, the “I’ll have God when I want Him” attitude, is the wrong way… and it always ends in destruction.
What’s the right way? The right way is turning our lives over to God completely, and not holding anything back. It’s opening the Bible daily, and reading the instruction book to life. Additionally, the right way is by staying in touch with the manufacturer for any updates on the product He created, which is you. Remember if we follow the instructions, things go better.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Esther 6 – 10 / Proverbs 14:12-15
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
2 Kings 20-22 / John 13:18-38
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