Proverbs 4:25-27 ” Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your feet from evil.”

The concept of these verses are reflected in the modern-day expression, “Keeping on the straight and narrow.” But choosing the right path and not veering off course is where wisdom becomes foundational. Proverbs 14:12 tells us that, “There is a way that seems right to man, but in the end it leads to death.” Our way of life may seem just fine to us, but to the Lord our thoughts, actions, and speech are improper and unacceptable. So how do we know which way to take? It says to, “make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm.” Godly wisdom will show you the right way to take, and the Hebrew word for “paths” here actually means a rutted or well-worn path from carts or wagons…so in other words, the wisdom and discipline of the Lord will not only direct you but put you on the right path…a path that is prepared, reliable, and straight.

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