Te Way That Seems Right to Men–Proverbs 16 Continued

Men try everything they can to create a universe that somehow matches the one God has already provided.  We plot and scheme, we berate and protest; all the while doing everything we can to reproduce the majesty and beauty of our creator.  We try to redefine life, marriage, family, success, wisdom, power and ourselves by removing God—the one eternal and real thing that exists for us.

While we relentlessly attempt to create gods that we can control, God simply continues his plan for our lives.  And for all our attempts to exclude him—we end up dead! Dead physically, but more sadly—dead spiritually.  An eternal separation from all that is good, perfect and true.  When one sees the chaos and evil that dominates our current culture, one has to remember that this is nothing compared to what awaits for eternity for those that choose to exclude God from their lives.

God wants us to choose a life with him.  He has given all that he has to make that possible.  Unfortunately, we as a people must choose his way—Not our way, to experience the eternal peace and freedom he offers.  Our way may seem right, but in the end it only leads to DEATH.

God Bless You

Kings detest wrongdoing,     for a throne is established through righteousness.

13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips;     they value the one who speaks what is right.

14 A king’s wrath is a messenger of death,     but the wise will appease it.

15 When a king’s face brightens, it means life;     his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.

16 How much better to get wisdom than gold,     to get insight rather than silver!

17 The highway of the upright avoids evil;     those who guard their ways preserve their lives.

18 Pride goes before destruction,     a haughty spirit before a fall.

19 Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed     than to share plunder with the proud.

20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,     and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.

21 The wise in heart are called discerning,     and gracious words promote instruction.

22 Prudence is a fountain of life to the prudent,     but folly brings punishment to fools.

23 The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent,     and their lips promote instruction.

24 Gracious words are a honeycomb,     sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.


25 There is a way that appears to be right,     but in the end it leads to death.


Published by Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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