Wrecks on the Road of Life — Part 3
The pathway of faith takes watchfulness and concentration, otherwise we will swerve into sin, and find ourselves spiritual wrecks. Let’s be careful that we do not become spiritually drowsy. A wreck may be caused by not paying attention. Not paying attention to the road signs, weather conditions, the map, or directions.
Not paying attention to those around us can be a hazard as well. We are not always as alert as we should be, and it leads to getting lost, confused, into places we should not be, and perhaps, ultimately, wrecked. It is the same in our lives. We need to be alert at all times. We need to be awake! We are told in Scripture to, “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation” (Matthew 26:41).
Often when driving, we think we know best, and don’t even bother to consult the map or directions — perhaps drawn or written out by someone who travelled the route or knew the way before us. Are we reading God’s directions for our lives, every day? Or are we trying to find our own way and make our own decisions? “O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps” (Jeremiah 10:23).