“Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil” (Proverbs 4:26, 27).Text — Proverbs 4:18-27
Have you ever tried to get somewhere only to discover that the road led you to nowhere? You had just wasted time and effort to arrive at a dead end. This could happen to anyone in a city or inter-state journey where you are not conversant with the routes. There are also dead-end destinations in life’s journey.
Marriages, friendships, education, and careers, have crashed to dead ends for people who did not ‘ponder the path’ of their feet. The Prince, Absalom, thought he was on a good course when he tried to depose his father, King David, but he died suddenly. So did Ahithophel, his counselor.
Our text says, “…remove thy foot from evil.” It is evil to company with cultists, thieves, fornicators, drunkards, drug addicts, and the indolent. They lead to a dead end socially, physically, and spiritually. How is your life? Have you come to a dead-end destination? Turn now to Christ for the solution and be guided by God’s Word in your life’s journey.
Be guided by God’s Word
Flee youthful lusts.
Prayer for today
Help me Lord to refrain from evil, in Jesus’ name.