“There is way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” – Proverbs 16:25
An inexperienced hiker found himself lost in the woods; he had assured his friends that he knew the way. If it were not for the expert amongst them, their party would have not found their way again.
There is a way that “seems” right to a man.
To put all of one’s confidence in a way that “seems” right is as unwise as the hiker, who because of pride and fatigue, sought an easier “unknown” path to travel instead of the path that he knew would have assuredly directed him to his destination.
Too often, dear reader, we choose the path that “seems” right. After all, we reason, we are able to determine what is right for ourselves? This is precisely the reason this Proverb is written.
To all those who think that their way is right, the Word of God is warning you.
Your way is wrong because it leads to death.
Your way is false because it leads to destruction.
Your way is a lie because it ends at the beginning of eternal damnation and hell fire.
Your soul is at stake. You are choosing a way (your way) that “seems right” to you, but it is killing you. You have chosen a path that leads to death.
Jesus Christ declared very clearly to all who were willing to listen: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the father but by me” (John 14:6) – these are all powerful words.
These are the Words that sever the joints from the marrow, friends from family, and even fathers from sons.
Here we read of EXCLUSION – unequivocal, unashamed exclusion.
Jesus of Nazareth, the King of Jews, did not come to rally people to new ideas or philosophies of life.
He did not come to reorganize or to reshuffle the vain ways of man.
He came to save you. Do you understand? He came to save you.
Dear soul, there is a way that seems right to a man, but if that way is not Jesus Christ, then that way is death.
There is only ONE ROAD to heaven. There is only ONE WAY to God.
JESUS CHRIST – THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE.