Expressions of faith: Two Ways of Living

Rev. William Watson

Rev. William Watson

Christians try a variety of things in trying to fulfill life’s purpose to glorify God—seldom realizing that we are responsible to God for the conduct and direction of our lives.

We are presented with a number of options, but ultimately the choices are only two: God’s way or the way of the ungodly. Throughout the Bible there is this consistent theme that we are always standing at a fork in the road. Constantly before us is the choice of which direction we will take. There is a path leading to God, and there is another path that leads away from Him. The choice is yours and only yours which direction you will take.

Near the end of Jesus’ ‘Sermon On The Mount,’ He challenges us to recognize that not every path in life leads in the direction we want to go. “Enter through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” What Jesus is trying to get us to understand is that the choices we make will either take us down a dead end road or they will lead us to a place where God is going to bless us. Even though other people might try to influence you to take a right here or to veer left there in your life, ultimately you hold the steering wheel of your own life.

The decisions you make and the pathway you choose to follow in your life determine your destiny.

Read Psalms 1:1-6. Read it closely to see the road map God has given us to help us follow the right path. Christians should be selective about the influences in their lives. We should guard ourselves from being influenced by people who don’t have godly priorities. In Proverbs 4:23 Solomon said: “Above all else, guard your heart, for it affects everything you do.” The person God blesses is the one who delights in God’s word and meditates on it. Life on earth will come to an end one day, and the choices we make now will determine whether our pathway will lead to heaven or to hell.

My weekly prayer is that the reader of this commentary becomes spiritually inspired of God.