The Highway of the Upright

7FA0DB6D-823A-46FD-BC40-11AFCCDEE383Have you ever driven down a highway and ended up in a place you did not want to be? That’s happened to me before, but I try to do everything possible to avoid it. That’s why, before we go road tripping, I spend weeks doing my homework.

One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to scour maps, looking for obscure scenic drives, great points of interest and superb destinations. Some of my favorite drives have been those roads I had to purposely work to find.

This is one of them. A fabulously gorgeous drive from Telluride, Colorado to Moab, Utah. It’s hard to beat a drive surrounded by canyons with the beautiful La Sal Mountains straight in front of you. This amazing highway happens to lead you to a great destination in both directions. You can’t go wrong with either Moab, Utah or Telluride, Colorado. But that’s not always the case.

“The highway of the upright avoids evil; those who guard their ways preserve their lives.” Proverbs 16:17.

Highways lead somewhere. Whether it is to a wonderful destination or a place you do not want to go, or to a dead end. That’s true physically, and it’s true spiritually too. I want to live a life of abundance and purpose, and I want to live a life that blesses others and glorifies the Lord. In order to arrive at that destination, I must get on the right highway. And which one is that? The one that avoids evil and every appearance of it.

Just as I intentionally study road maps and abide by them to avoid danger, pitfalls, and ruin while traveling, I must intentionally study God’s Word and abide by it to avoid danger, pitfalls, and ruin in life. The result of this is a life full of joy and purpose, even in the midst of difficulty.

Although other ways may appear to be attractive, there is no better road to take and no better way to live than by the guidance and grace of God.

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