Saturday, 10 September 2011

It seems so right

There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. – Proverbs 14v12

‘You can’t go wrong if you let your heart lead you.’ That’s a little piece of advice we hear all the time. It seems to make sense, when you don’t know what to do just trust your heart, the inner you. If you don’t know what is best deep inside, who does?

That mind-set has never worked though. It is the mind-set that led Eve to eat the fruit and that led Adam to choose Eve’s ideas over God’s. It led Cain to kill Abel. And so it has been since. Man ignores God’s way, and man always suffers.

Trusting God is not always easy. Sometimes trusting God just seems illogical. Sometimes it seems to make no sense. Sometimes it seems crazy. It is so out of sorts with what everyone else is doing that it can’t possibly be right.

But what has that produced in this world? Evil, wickedness, violence, and hatred run rampant. Lives are ruined in the pursuit of doing what seems right. Even if things go well for a while, the ultimate end is going to be eternal ruin and eternal death.

Man’s way can seem so right sometimes. Man can reason it out, think it out, and even logic it out. But no matter how good we are at reasoning it out, man’s way, when it does not include God’s way, is always the wrong path. 

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