Proverbs 14:12-There is a way that seems right to a man,but its end is the way of death.
Are we there yet? Do we see the manifestation of this scripture in our world, our own lives, our homes, families, communities, churches, workplaces, etc on today?
Life is a cycle that repeats itself over and over again. Throughout the entire Bible we see man's rebellion in living how he or she wanted to verses what God commands of us.
God described this time and behavior as a time when "every man" lived according to what was right in his or her own eyes. Are we there yet? NO DOUBT ABOUT IT!
As hard as it may be to digest or obey, we were created for God's purpose and not our own. It is not what seems right to us but what is right in the eyes of God.
There is indeed a way that seems right to man, but the end of that way leads to destruction.
Jesus Himself declares where the road ends for those whose mind's view sees only self.
Let listen to Jesus response to that mindset in Matthew 7:13 - For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who are going through it.
What's in your mind view? Self or God?
Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
God is calling us away from self living standards. Away from a twisted mind that has lead many to see "right living" from their own eyes view instead of seeing "right living" from the Word of God which is man's guide book for life and living.
There are some evil actions or courses which men may think to be lawful and good but the Word of God sends forth a warning to you on today that this path will eventually lead you to a place of eternal separation from God.
I heard someone once said " I would rather live my life as if there is a God than to live it believing there is not and when I die, find out that there is a God, He is real and alive and well."
Imagine the horror when you realize in eternity that God is real, hell is real and in your continual pursuit of "self"you rejected God while you had a chance to accept Him and now it's too late.
Hebrews 9:27-As it is appointed for men to die once, but after this comes the judgment.
When we all stand before God, it will be done individually and not as a group or a family. We all will personally have a chance to speak with God. What will you say? What will be your excuse for rejecting Him by the rejection of His Word that He gave us to live by in His Bible?
From which view is your life being guided on today? Self or God?
What's in your minds view? What do you see when you look at God through the lense of His Word, when you look at your life, when you ponder on our promised death, when you see the works of satan in the earth and when the thought of eternity comes to mind? What's in your view on these issues?
If you have been living your life according to "SELF" my advise to you is that you seek "SHELTER" in God on today for when the storm of life that is guaranteed to comes, catches you off guard, you will have no time to prepare for the dangerous ride ahead you will have on that stormy and raging sea apart from God.
When that great day of separation comes and you are caught living from "self" view, you will be overtaken by the fierce and raging stormy sea into the enemy territory to never be found or heard of anymore among God and His people.
Where do you stand on today? This is the question that can no longer be ignored nor put off anymore.
Where do you stand in your relationship with the Lord? Or, have you become your own God on the throne of your heart?
What's in your minds view? Remember, there is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof leads to destruction and eternal separation from God.
What's in your minds view? HUMMMMMMM!
I urge, beg and plea with you on today to ponder this question for your future life depends on your answer to it.