Those who follow the right path fear the Lord; those who take the wrong path despise him. (Proverbs 14:2)
Some Scriptures seem to elude clarity at times. Maybe because they are tied to the old covenant or ancient cultural practice now lost to most in remembrance and relevance. For example the value of humans in shekels found in Leviticus chapter twenty-seven seems cold and impractical. Then there are those of future contextual nature which remain somewhat veiled until we arrive the moment of fulfillment according to God’s appointed time of disclosure. Daniel’s vision for instance of the four beasts in Daniel chapter seven for example. Or, the wonder of what it will be like when there is no longer a need for artificial light or even the sun because the glory of God will cause permanent light as described in Revelation chapter twenty-two. These remain somewhat a mystery until we reach God’s appointed time.
Then there are the many like Proverbs 14:2 above which appear bright and clear with no possible way for misinterpretation or lack of understanding, only response to rightly follow. Jesus said, “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.” Matthew 7:13, 14
Clearly Lord Jesus you alone are the only way to the Father, to life. Thank you for your mercy and revelation. I praise you for your love, grace, and continued care over me as I trust and follow you. Amen.
“don’t let us yield to temptation”