Is Your Path Straight

Have you ever gone for a walk in the woods completely unfamiliar with the terrain, but at the same time confident of your sense of direction? I went for a walk like this one time and as I walked the unfamiliar hills and woods I followed many twists, turns, and decisions on which way to go. At one point thinking I was going the right way, I was not and in fact, was going another.

The land with all its hills, valleys, and curves, with the turning and twisting river, seemed to make sense to my sense of direction. The river went out and around the land like a peninsula. I had never seen this part of the woods before, so I went out in confidence to see and explore this new place. But then I didn’t find what I expected, I found myself where I started. The river was straight and my path was crooked. I was wrong.

How about you? Your life? Where are you going? Do you think your way is right? Are you going in a circle, always back where you started? Doing the same wrong things thinking you are going the right way.

There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. Proverbs 14:12

Have you lied? Have you stolen anything that wasn’t yours? Do you know that makes you a lying thief?

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Have you ever hated anyone or lusted after someone? Jesus said if you hate someone you have committed murder in your heart already and if you lust after someone you have committed adultery already in your heart. These things you do, it is called sin, you are breaking His Law and sinning against God.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Matthew 5:27-28

Someday you will die and will have to face God on Judgement Day, He is the supreme judge. You have broken His Law and He will judge you by His Law the Ten Commandments.

For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” So then each of us will give an account of himself to God. Romans 14:10-12 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23

The truth is you will be found guilty. Do you know this? But He is gracious. He has provided a way to be forgiven. Jesus came as a man who was God in human form. 2000 years ago He came and died for your sins, to take the punishment that you deserve. To take the complete Wrath of God and the punishment you deserve for all your life full of sins. To save you from an eternity of suffering in Hell.

And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, Hebrews 9:27

Now He offers you the forgiveness of your sins but you need to confess and repent of them. Turning away from your life of sin.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. John 3:16-18

Stop running around in circles. Going back to your sin. Trust in Him. Trust in Jesus for your salvation for the only way to forgiveness of sins.

The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

Pick up a bible and start reading the Book of John. Cry out to God to save you. Humble yourself before Him and repent of your sins, turning away from your lifestyle of sinfulness. How long will He be gracious to you and allow you to continue in your crooked ways? Will He give you years, months, days, or hours? You don’t know if tomorrow will come. Turn to Him right now that He may come and guide you on His straight path that leads to Heaven.

  1 comment for “Is Your Path Straight

  1. tiffy44
    July 30, 2020 at 9:27 am

    Thank You Lord for never giving up on me

    Liked by 1 person

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