“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” Pr 14:12 NIV
You can be sincere in your intentions—but sincerely wrong. The Bible says the rain falls on “the just and the unjust alike” (Mt 5:45 NLT). The law of cause and effect applies to everybody, and all your good intentions won’t bring you out at the right destination if you’re on the wrong road. Think about it like this: Maybe you have considered investing in a particular company. You do the research, talk to the experts, and things look good. So, you proceed on the assumption that it’s a sound decision. Then the unexpected happens. A recession hits, and the market tanks. It’s not your fault; you were sincere in your decision to invest, but that doesn’t change the end result. You still lose. You can’t afford to put your trust in what “seems right to…man” (Pr 16:25 NKJV); you must pursue those things that are right in God’s eyes. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me” (Jn 14:6 NLT). That means unless you have committed your life to Christ, you’re already on the wrong road. Turn around and ask Him to forgive your sins and put you on the road to eternal life. And if you’re a believer seeking direction, pray, read your Bible, and listen for what God has to say. The disciples on the Emmaus road said, “Did not our heart burn within us, while he…opened to us the scriptures?” (Lk 24:32). Ask God to open His Word, give you “spiritual heartburn,” and point you in the right direction. He will!