“Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path”
I love the way Proverbs describes our life’s journey as a series of pathways. That we choose to walk upon. Pathways with regards to the way of wisdom, our sexuality, the way we use our money, handling our relationships, dealing with our children, how we make decisions and the power of our words.
Proverbs reminds us to give much forethought to the paths we choose because they TAKE us somewhere. It urges us to “consider our steps” and “mark out a straight path before us so we stay safe and do not get distracted”
We live in a world where consequences are always not considered before the actions. True that we cannot foresee all that may happen, but Proverbs is full to the brim of wisdom that points you in the right direction and gives you most likely outcome if you choose wrong pathway.
When we seek God with all our heart- He will direct our paths. Proverbs gives a beautiful picture for us of which pathways to start walking down so that God can guide us as we walk.