Are You Going the Wrong Way???

This week, I’m writing the scriptures from Scripture Writing Schedule 2.5 on “The Way.” Acts 18:24-25 says that Apollos was “an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures” who was “instructed in the way of the Lord.” Psalm 1:1 says, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.” Yes, there are two ways – the way of the Lord and the way of sinners. We know that Jesus stressed that His disciples should “enter ye in at the straight gate: for wide is the gate and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction and many there be which go in thereat? Because straight is the gate, and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life and few there be that find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14) We certainly want to find the narrow way, don’t we? But how – what is this “way of the Lord?” The memory verse for the week is John 14:6 where Jesus declared, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” David simply stated that “as for God, His way is perfect.” (Psalm 18:30) The only way that we can find God’s Way is to search His Word to see what He had said. “His way” is perfect -not mine.

Tonight Steve and I went to Walmart. Now, I’ve been in “our” Walmart hundreds of times. I don’t usually go down every aisle because I know where the things that I need are. But, things have changed. It seemed like every time I turned around, I was going down the aisle the “wrong way!” Who knew that there was a “wrong way” to walk down the aisle at Walmart? But there on the floor was the “Wrong Way – Do Not Enter” signs. All of a sudden, I’d realize that everyone else was facing me and sure enough – I was going the wrong way – again! When I mentioned it, Steve said, “Honey, all you have to do is turn around!” Ha ha! Then, I got to thinking, you know – he was right. (Don’t let him know that I admitted this! I’ll never live it down!) I didn’t have to “go the wrong way.” Once I realized that I was wrong, what I needed to do was turn around. The way was clearly marked, if I paid attention.

There is only one way to heaven – it’s the narrow way. It’s God’s perfect way which can only be known if we “study to show ourselves approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.” (II Timothy 2:15). For “all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine (teaching), for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” (II Timothy 3:16-17) Yes, Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. The way is clearly marked in His Word. It’s not too late to turn around, if you need to! May you “walk in The Way.” Simply blessed, Courtney

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