Text:: “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” - Proverbs 16:25.
Comment: King Solomon, the wisest in his days, gave us a very important warning that should make one think and be conscious of the end result or consequence of whatever way of life one has adopted for oneself as stated in the text for today. Earlier, Moses the Prophet had warned the people of Israel that he had set before them “life and good, and death and evil” - a blessing if they obeyed the commandments of the Lord and a curse if they disobeyed. - Deuteronomy 30:15; 11:26, 27.
In one of his discourses, our Lord Jesus Christ spoke of the Narrow Way , which represents a godly and spiritually disciplined way of life, which leads to abundant blessings and ultimately to eternal life, and the Broad Way which represents a carefree lifestyle, filled with ungodly activities which lead to shame, destruction and everlasting contempt. - Matthew 7:13, 14.
For this spiritual reason, there is need for us to constantly examine ourselves in regard to what we say and do. (2 Corinthians 13:5, 6) Where we are coming short we should pray to God to help us apply the Scriptures in our daily lives and He will direct our paths by His grace. Scripture says, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding in all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.” - Proverb 3:5-7.