“PATH” – The Word for Tuesday, February, 24, 2015

It occurs in the New Living Translation (NLT) Bible 94 times.

In Proverbs 3:6, Solomon advises his child, “Seek (the LORD’s) will in all you do, and he will show you which “PATH” (my emphasis) to take.” NLT

So many “PATH(S)” which could be taken.  Like with a maze.

Perhaps you’ve been in one.  More likely, you’ve seen one on a piece of paper.

You’ve taken a pen or pencil (the latter’s the better choice), entered the maze at its lone entry point, and then sought to find the one and only one “PATH” to take that will result in your getting to the center of the maze, or else through it and out of it at the one exit point.

It’s not easy to solve this type of maze, but at least you have the advantage, so to speak, of looking down at it from above.

It’s far more difficult to be standing on the edge of a maze, and immediately upon entering it, to be facing multiple choices as to which way to go, with only one “PATH” achieving the desired outcome.

Seek God’s will in all you do, says Solomon, and God will show you which “PATH” to take.

I confess I’m not sure how easy it is to follow Solomon’s recommendation, nor how clear will be the path God shows us if we’re able to follow that recommendation.

But, as now I think of it, it needn’t be like a maze to get to God.

Jesus says he’s the way – the only way – to God (John 14:6).

The way.  The “PATH.”  Jesus.

Follow Jesus.  Stick with him.

He won’t take you down the wrong “PATH.

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