Monday, April 27, 2009

The Road Less Traveled

In the last few months I have been reading my way through the Old Testament. I was reminded again of how forgetful we human beings are. How very blind and deaf we can be.

Throughout the Old Testament the children of Israel repeated their mistakes and misdeeds over and over and over again. They continually turned their backs on God only to call on Him everytime they faced death and destruction. They would call on on Him, He would answer, then, once again, they would forget He existed and they would do their own thing again until the next time they were in need of His help. Around and around it went in an endless cycle.

That got me to thinking. When I look around me in the world today, do I see any improvements? Are we any better then those before us, or are we also blind and deaf? It saddens me but the fact remains that we are every bit as bad off as our great-great-great-grandfathers and their fathers before them. Perhaps we are even worse off. After all, we have so many more decades of written history to learn from. But do we? No!

Our need for Jesus is so very plain, if we will only open our eyes long enough to see our need. We are sinful, fallen human beings with a written history of mistakes that could wrap around the world many times. Why do we refuse to see that without Someone to help us, we will continue to walk through life blinded, deaf, and helpless to change?

Records prove that human beings (alone) will always walk in the the same old "ruts" of failure as our forefathers, but God tells us that those who believe in Him can step out of the ruts and walk on the less traveled roads of success .

"With men this is impossible, but
with God all things are possible."
Matthew 19:26

As you learn and grow, remember to seek lessons from history. Do not just read history, but take the lessons it has to teach to heart. Most of all, do not assume you can make it through this world (and remain on the roads) if you choose to travel alone. Only with God will it be possible, only with God.

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