Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Proverbs 4: 14, 15, 26
Proverbs provides for us goals and ways to reach those goals in our lives. These verses WARNS us NOT to take the WRONG PATH, especially for the TRUE BELIEVER or the NEW BELIEVER. I think this is an EXCELLENT lesson for children, especially the school age children. It is imperative to use WISDOM in living a SUCCESSFUL life. And taking the WRONG WAY is NOT the WISE thing to do, so DON’T DO IT!
The world we live in, today, is full of ALLURING obstacles that will LEAD one down the WRONG PATH. We MUST travel through this SIN-SICK world with WISDOM as our guide. For a TRUE BELIEVER, the absolute best GPS they possess is the HOLY SPIRIT, who is WISDOM personified, and He will NOT LEAD them down the WRONG PATH. When in doubt PRAY for WISDOM and GUIDANCE to make the RIGHT CHOICES.
To try and live a SUCCESSFUL CHRISTIAN LIFE, one that HONORS CHRIST, on your own, using your OWN WISDOM, without the WISDOM and GUIDANCE from the HOLY SPIRIT, is FOOLISH and DANGEROUS. You might find yourself on the WRONG PATH travelling in the WRONG DIRECTION. A direction that would NOT PLEASE God, nor provide a SUCCESSFUL LIFE. So DON’T DO IT!
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are on the WRONG PATH, the one that will LEAD you to an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY of ESCAPE. In order to get on the STRAIGHT and NARROW, the RIGHT PATH, the one that leads to an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, you MUST TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. And BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART that JESUS died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. Then you MUST CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. You MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, then LISTEN to the HOLY SPIRIT for WISDOM and GUIDANCE in living a SUCCESSFUL CHRISTIAN LIFE for Christ. DO IT NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!