Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Way

Every spring, my husband and our son go on a father/son campout. Both of the men in my life thoroughly enjoy this time alone together, as it allows them to test their "manly" skills in the wild. Perhaps inspired by Bear Gryllis, Marty decided last year to teach Jack some basic survival tips during their hike. As he pointed out the moss on the bark of a nearby tree, Marty explained that if Jack were ever lost, he could always find his way, for moss always grows on the north side of a trunk. Not some of the time. Not most of the time. Every time. Without exception, this basic rule of nature marks the way to even the most disoriented hiker.

Likewise, God's truth is constant and unchanging. Truly, the Bible is as relevant today as it was yesterday, and it will continue to command authority as we walk into tomorrow. Of this truth, we can be certain. For God promises that "all scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness." (2 Timothy 3:6 NIV) Therefore, we have a way to the Father, thru the Son, that remains constant throughout circumstance and time. We need not meander through life lost and confused because our Savior, Jesus Christ, is "the way, the truth, and the life." (John 14:6 NIV)

The world, however, rejects God's ways, choosing instead to accept opinionated falsehoods wrapped in tolerance. The ways of the world change continuously with political tides and populist views, making the way perilous with relativity. To be certain, there is a serious error in taking this approach towards God. For we, as a human race, now exist in the shadow of the Fall and our eyes, are blind to the world's fatal condition. If we foolishly allow the ways of the world to lead us through life, and fail to call on God for guidance, we will become lost and confused.

The LORD guides His children with truth. With certainty, God's moral compass powered by the Holy Spirit says, "This is the way; walk in it." (Isaiah 30:21 NIV) God's people may walk with assurance because "He will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just." (Genesis 14:9 NIV) The way is before you and the path is clear. Walk in it.

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