The scripture for today, August 20 (8/20), is Proverbs 8:20 as found in the Old Testament of the Bible.
“I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice.”
Interestingly, the original Hebrew of “way” is customary path, and the original Hebrew of “paths” is customary road.
If we had a house out in the country, it would have paths leading to and from it. These paths are taken in our day-to-day life without much thought. We live out our principles and moral standards pretty much the same every day on such paths. How about you? When the rains come, how well does your path hold up?
Unless we are hermits, our path eventually takes us onto a major road where we must make major judgments. Does your path equip you to make major judgments, right decisions when you reach the road? If it doesn’t, your life will constantly be bogged down in deep ruts you can’t get out of and jarred by the bumps all over the road that you cannot avoid.
Some people’s lives never get onto a decent smooth road because their judgments are seldom right. They become emotionally involved and wish for an outcome that cannot possibly occur, so give up and stay in their rut. Or they make wrong decisions based on immediate gratification which keeps their life full of bumps and bruises.
What kind of road does your daily path take you to? Is your life in constant turmoil because you make bad choices? Ask yourself, “What would Jesus do?”. After all, Jesus said, “I am the Way” (John 14:6). He is standing in that right and just road right now. Do you hear him? He’s calling you.
Shhh. Listen. Do you hear him now?
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