The Danger of Shortcuts February 18, 2016

I read recently of a man who almost lost his life in the Canadian wilderness. Though an experienced woodsman, he tried to take a shortcut to get home, but found himself lost in strange country. For more than eight weeks he struggled to survive and get back to civilization. Finally, he reached a highway and was picked up, near death, by a passing motorist. Sadly, for many who wander from the path, the ending is very different. Isaiah described the spiritual condition of us all, on the journey of life, writing, “All we like sheep have gone astray. We have turned everyone to his own way.” Jesus told of a right road which He called a “narrow gate” when we go God’s way, leading to eternal life. But He also warned of a wrong road when we go our own way, which He called a “broad gate” leading to destruction. But we don’t need to be confused. because He also said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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