PSALM 17.4 “Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept [me from] the paths of the destroyer. 5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, [that] my footsteps slip not.”
There are only two paths for us to choose to walk upon in life today. One is the path of God; which is the path of His Word. The other is the path of this world; which our passage identifies as the paths of the destroyer. Jesus taught us that the path of God is that narrow path that leads to life. Whereas the wide or broad path is the path of the destroyer. The wide path is the path that leads to destruction. Nothing can be clearer or left to “private interpretation” about this matter of the “right or wrong side of the road.”
Think about that today, fellow pilgrim. Never fall for the lie that there is a third or “neutral” pathway. Not so. The “menu” from which we choose to walk today either originates from above or from this fallen world system. The Proverbs put it this way. Proverbs 16:17 “The highway of the upright [is] to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul”. Proverbs 15:24 “The way of life [is] above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath”.
Did you catch the words highway and way in those two proverbs? If you are as directionally challenged as I am, it is handy to have a GPS in your car. When you start heading in the wrong direction, the GPS will say with absolute authority, recalculating, until you get on the path that will take you to your destination. That GPS is designed to keep you on the path that you belong on. That is the value and importance of hiding God’s Word in our hearts. Hiding God’s Word in our hearts is like downloading directions from heaven. Hiding God’s Word in our hearts helps us to stay on the pathway of life in Christ.
If you ignore the repeated warnings of recalculate in your car, you will never arrive at the set destination that you programmed in it. Likewise, if we ignore the divine warnings of Scripture, we will find ourselves drifting further and further away from Jesus and others. So as you go about your day today beloved, purpose to follow the GPS of God’s Word. And if you hear Him say to you recalculate, repent, don’t rebel. The price of driving on the wrong side of the road of life is far more costly than that of keeping on the narrow path of life. Walk wisely beloved. Follow God’s Road signs. Stop when He says stop. Go when He says go. The alternative is disastrous.