Daily Devotion

THE ROAD LESS TAKEN

There is a road ignored by many. There is also a road that is popular and well desired, filled with people. Many times people embark on a road unaware of the destination. They like the road because it looks good, is convenient, great, fun, has lots of company and appears to lead somewhere nice. Some like the road because of its promises to deliver a destination quickly as a shortcut. This leaves certain roads with very few travellers. Destination is everything when it comes to a road. The question should always be, “where does this road end?”

The way of God and life is straight and narrow with few travellers. The way of death is broad and wide loaded with very enthusiastic company. Find the way of God and stay on it. Don’t be tempted to take a shortcut or join the broad way and be like everyone else. You will have to ignore the many friends and stick to that narrow road that leads to life. Refuse to be intimidated onto a road you know leads to death and destruction. Choose the road less travelled.

SCRIPTURE READING: Matthew 7:12-20 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.

DEVOTION PRAYER: Heavenly Father, guide me on this road. May I understand Your way on this road. Amen

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