By Jude Dias, Walk The Same
Read: Proverbs 14:12
There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.
Thanks to the convenience of fast food, fast cars, and living in a fast-paced society, we’ve been reduced to a bunch of Complaining Carls who want things done when we want them done. Sadly, this has also resulted in increased levels of impatience accompanied by plummeting levels of tolerance—even for the things that are beyond our control.
We see a similar phenomenon in the book of Exodus, where we meet a bunch of people who were selfishly thinking about themselves and yelling nothing but “Now! Now!”. Impatient with Moses for being late to return, the “I-want-things-done-now” folks decided to take things into their own hands and make a god for themselves. Exodus 32:35 tells us that their impatience led them to wickedness.
Proverbs 14:12 doesn’t hesitate to share the result we’d have to face if we decide to do things our own way in our own time: There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.
Ouch! But it’s the truth. God is in control of all things, and it makes sense to trust Him with our time. He has never got anything wrong by doing something at the wrong time. So it is about time we stop being whiners and start being believers in the Word and in His promises.