Tuesday, September 15, 2009

09/13/09 Rev. Steven Hedgecoth The Way – The Path

In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death. Proverbs 12:28 KJV

Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. Psalm 139:3 KJV

What direction is your life going?

“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Proverbs 14:12 KJV

“There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Proverbs 16:25 KJV

If it is repeated that is a flashing neon light. Don’t run this stop sign, you might get hurt! You are going somewhere, there is a way/path. The way that seems right to man. Your path is leading you somewhere. Where is it going? If you are not going forward then you are going backward. Your choices determine your direction. Are you growing or dying? Even if you are going in circles you are going somewhere. Maybe God is trying to show you something. Look around. What are you surrounded by? Death or life? Is death all around you? Are you traveling the path of least resistance? It is the easy path to fall instead of stand, to sin instead of doing right, use drugs instead of staying clean, have affair instead of staying faithful, etc.

Our own wisdom will tell us to do the wrong thing. “I just don’t know what else to do” Beware of this statement!

But its end is the way of death.

When you are walking on a path that just dead ends – TURN AROUND!

No matter how much you have put into that path, it is death, turn around.

“Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:5-6 KJV

Thomas was REAL. He was speaking for WE, not just himself.

If your path always leads to life then you are following Jesus. He doesn’t want to drive for you. He wants you to choose to follow Him. Sometimes Jesus is telling you to make a U turn. Even if you don’t see where to turn around. Turn around. Don’t unplug Jesus (GPS) just follow him. Plug into the Holy Spirit.

“But I don’t know what else to do,” then shut up and turn around. We need to get off the death roads.

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