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Mankind. Spiritually adrift, confused, lost, miserable, seeking. Mankind on the wrong road - on a million wrong roads. A million roads to nowhere. Mankind in chains, chains of his own making. Mankind caught in a thousand snares from which he is unable to escape. Mankind a slave - a slave of his own passions and perverse inclinations. Mankind a prisoner of his own perverse nature and mind. Confused mankind lost in a wilderness of lie and Satanic deception. Everywhere signs point this way and that and they all point to roads to nowhere. Which is the right road? Where can you find it? Who can you trust to show it to you? Where is the truth? How can you find it? How can you know it? That is the question. I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. -- words of Jesus, John 14:6 The Way. The Path. The lesser traveled path. The path of light, life, wisdom and understanding. The road. The lesser traveled road. The solitary road. Enter at the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction and many there are who go in thereat. Narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life and few there are who find it. --- words of Jesus, Matt. 7:13-14 There is presented to each a high road and a low; And each decides which way he will go. I am the light of the world. He who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life. --- words of Jesus, John 8:12 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light. O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart. Psalms 36:9-10 Truth. Understanding. Wisdom. Knowledge of the Deep. Understanding of the Profound. Would you know profound truth, my friend, if you saw it? Would you know it if it were staring you in the face? Or are you one of those scoffers who say it doesn't exist? Are you one of those who say life is all just a joke and a comedy and nothing more; that there is no God and no life after this one; that truth is all relative, that there is no absolute truth. That there is nothing more to do but to get all you can from this life, to live life to the hilt, to indulge all your appetites, to get all the pleasure you can while you can --- for that is all there is and there is nothing more. Well, yours is not some new, modern outlook, my friend. It is an old one, as old as man himself. And the Bible has a response to it. It says, "The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God'" (Psalms 53:1). And it assures us that there is a God and that there is a life after this one and that the righteous in this life will be rewarded and the wicked and immoral will indeed be punished. Or are you one of those who has turned his back on Christianity and is looking to other religions and other gods? Again the Bible has a response: The God of the Bible, Jehovah God, has stated that he is "the God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome" (Deut 10:17). He has said, "I am the first and I am the last and besides me there is no God" (Isaiah 44:6) --- and that we must serve him and him only --- and that to serve other gods is sin of the highest magnitude (idolatry). See Ex 20:3-5 and Matt 4:10. That he is a jealous God who will not accept the worship of other gods. Back in the very beginning God created this great and marvelous universe that we live in. He created the great distant galaxies, the hundreds of trillions of stars, the awesome, mind-boggling distances. He created the earth and all the various amazing forms of life on it and all the marvels and wonders that we see about us. He created the amazing world of the tiny atom, all the various chemical elements, and their mysterious ways of combining. He created biological cells and reproductive processes and all the various amazing laws and mechanisms by which nature operates. And he created man "in his own image". And he gave man a conscience, a knowledge of right and wrong, and explicit spiritual and moral laws to live by. And then what happened? What happened, I think is very interesting. His very own creation, his special beloved creation that he had created in his own image --- puny, mortal man --- turned against him. Puny, mortal man had the audacity, the nerve, the impudence, to challenge him, to question him, to defy him. His special creation rebelled against him, cursed him, spit in his face. His creation defied all his rules, turned to other gods, to violence and immorality, to gross sexual perversions. Not only that but even while surrounded by all the great and marvelous world that surrounded him, puny, mortal man had the amazing conceit and arrogance to declare, in his intellectual foolishness, that there was no God. How did all this great and amazing creation come into existence, he is asked. It just happened, he says. The story goes further. God sent his beloved son, the Lord Jesus Christ, down to earth as a messenger to man and man rejected him, abused him, and crucified him. God has repeatedly gone to great lengths for his creation and received only abuse and rejection. I do observe, however, that God has the last word. How is that, do you say? Man is mortal. Each man must face his maker one day. There is more than a little foolishness in man's great arrogance. The Way of Truth and Life. What is it? We read: In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death. Proverbs 12:28 The fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding. Job 28:28 Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD. Who is the man who desires life, And loves many days, that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil, And your lips from speaking deceit. Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it. The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry. The face of the LORD is against those who do evil, To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. Psalms 34:11-16 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Modern man. In deep transgression against God and his law. The Western World. Up to its ears in immorality and sin. Modern America. Deep in wickedness. Pornography, promiscuity, adultery, homosexuality. You name it. Gross sin. Sin of every sort and description. America has lost her way. She doesn't know right from wrong. Modern Europe. Once Christian, she has turned away from her God and is now leading the way in spiritual apostacy and moral degeneracy. Mankind. Stubborn. Obstinate. Wayward. Rebellious. Defiant against God and his way. But all this is not something new. It is all as old as history itself, as old as man himself. We read in Psalms: The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity; There is none who does good. God looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who understand, who seek God. Every one of them has turned aside; They have together become corrupt; There is none who does good, No, not one. Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge ... ? Psalms 53:1-4 My friend, you will never find truth by following the crowd. You must take the lonely road, the solitary road. That is the way it is and the way it has always been. The main road is the way of the crowd. The main road leads to hell. The road to heaven is the way of fear of God, faith and righteousness. It is the narrow road, the hard road. It is a way in which you are resisting the current, not going with the current. You must resist the attitudes, outlooks, values and viewpoints of this world --- for they are lie. They lead to hell. The way of Truth and Life is the difficult, narrow, hard way. The way of Wisdom and Understanding is the Solitary Road. You won't find it if you don't seek it. It is only shown to those who seek. The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But He loves him who follows righteousness. The LORD is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous. Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; Though they join forces, none will go unpunished. The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death. The mouth of the righteous is a well of life, But violence covers the mouth of the wicked. The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the prayer of the upright is His delight. Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless, But wickedness overthrows the sinner. The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness. The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who keeps his way preserves his soul. Understanding is a wellspring of life to him who has it. But the correction of fools is folly. A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, But perverseness in it breaks the spirit. A fool has no delight in understanding, But in expressing his own heart. The heart of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. The law of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death. The fear of the LORD leads to life, And he who has it will abide in satisfaction; He will not be visited with evil. Even a child is known by his deeds, Whether what he does is pure and right. To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. There is no wisdom or understanding Or counsel against the LORD. By humility and the fear of the LORD Are riches and honor and life. Through wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; By knowledge the rooms are filled With all precious and pleasant riches. He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. Selections from Proverbs Sept 2010 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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