Proverbs 27:12

Check Your Path

This pastor in Zambia, Africa will now have a much easier journey down the “path” of ministry to the people that God has entrusted to his care since he has a new bicycle.  But even with this great help, he will check the “path” as he goes.

We are reminded in Scripture to be cautious and wise to check our path of life for areas of concern, traps of the enemy, or other potential dangers.  Many a person shares regret and sorrow over the wrong path of life.  I am sure that the young man in Proverbs 7 would report that he regrets going down the path of the evil woman, for that path is way to “hell and death.”

As we journey down our “paths” of life today, it is wise to check the path.  The paths of finances, friendships, habits, slothfulness or diligence, use of time, responses to others, and conduct in general are paths that one should check often. 

It is much easier to identify a wrong path and change directions then it is to change after one has traveled down that path for a great distance.

On the Right Path?

Hung Ling and the Bible College students are on the path to a village in Myanmar that has never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Even though the path is not marked, they are careful to make sure they are walking down the path that leads to the village where they wish to share the Good News.
The wise person is careful to choose the right path each day.  One must never forget that “every path has a destination” and “every choice has a consequence.”  In the book of Proverbs, we are instructed often to be careful about the choices and decisions we make each day.  So the wise person would consider these questions daily.
     Is this “path” in line with the Word of God?
     Is this “path” one which will honor God?
     Is this “path” consistent with what I have been taught about God's way?
     Is this “path” one that will bring joy and blessing in my life?
     Is this “path” really the way I want to go today?
Here’s a key question - Will I be happy when I get where this path is leading? It is wise to check one’s path often.  Which paths are you following today?