“Follow the Path of God”

“Follow the Path of God”


Correction and reproof keep a man on

the path of life. Just as a child requires correction to learn the things that

will help him grow and mature properly, we all need the correction of our

heavenly Father to avoid the things that can destroy us. Notice that the death

spoken of is physical, moral, and spiritual. All who are without Christ are

spiritually dead, though they do not know it. It is only with Christ and by His

guidance that we can safely journey through this life.


“And you hath he quickened, who

were dead in trespasses and sins: Wherein in time past ye walked according to the

course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the

spirit that now works in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all

had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the

desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath,

even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he

loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with

Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)” (Ephesians 2:1-6).


If hell and the place of the dead are

clearly visible to God, how much more are men’s hearts visible to Him? We may

be able to deceive people into thinking that we are good Christians, but God

sees our hearts. If we are not walking in the truth, He knows it. We will reap

what we sow. If we belong to Christ, our lives should show it.


Fools despise correction and their

pride keeps them from coming to the wise ones for guidance. Their lusts and

desires lead them. If they do not repent and turn to Jesus, their end will be

hell. The Lord does not desire that anyone should perish, but because He has

given each of us the gift of free will, we choose whom we serve, either God or

Satan. We may think we can choose to serve ourselves, but this is not an option.

If we serve self, we are really serving Satan. God has given us, His children,

the task of sharing the Gospel with those around us, so that they will have the

opportunity to accept Christ as their Savior and escape hell (2 Peter 3:9). May

we welcome the Lord’s correction so that we will not open the door for Satan to

attack us through our own rebellion and sin. May we also pray for and witness

to the lost so that they may be saved and escape the torments of hell.