Which Direction?

Fatal attraction

She looked back (Genesis 19:17, 26). Apparently, instead of thinking about God’s mercy in sparing her and her family from certain destruction, Lot’s wife looked back to the city where her home was. For her backward glance, she forfeited her life.

Israel forgot the slavery they endured and remembering the food they enjoyed there, “in their hearts [they] turned back to Egypt” (Acts 7:39 NASB). They too paid dearly for looking back.

“No one after putting his hand to the plow and looking back,” Jesus said, “is fit for the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62). 

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Well worth it!

Unlike the Rich Young Ruler who chose wealth over eternal life, Peter and his fellow disciples left all for Jesus (Matthew 4:18-22; 19:27). Jesus assured them they would be amply compensated (Mark 10:28-30). And the promise applies to us as well!

“Remember Lot’s wife” (Luke 17:32).

Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/

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An Uncomfortable Feeling

Driving through a Pennsylvania snow storm at night, we wanted to pull off the road until visibility improved, but we couldn’t tell where off-the-road was.

A car passed, and I thought I’d follow, but soon its tail lights disappeared, and we had lost our “guide.”

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What a helpless feeling in a world without reference points!

Wrong way/right way

On our way to eternity, it’s far more critical that we find our way. “There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death” (Proverbs 14:12).

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There are only two roads, Jesus says. The popular one ends in destruction, while the road few take leads to life (Matthew 7:13-14).

Choose carefully!

Thank God, we’re not left without direction! His word reveals the way (John 14:6).

Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/

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