Things are not always what they seem. Proverbs warns that we can be deceived into believing we are going down the right path and yet be heading toward death, the opposite direction from God’s will. People do not naturally seek God or pursue righteousness (Romans 3:10-18). Only God knows the way that leads to life, and He wants to lead us to walk in it (Matthew 7:13-14)
Don’t assume every opportunity that arises is from God. Satan will disguise himself as an “angel of light,” and his invitations will seem to be in your best interest (2 Corinthians 11:14). Yet his way leads only to death (John 8:44). The Word of God will be like a light to your path, guiding you in the ways of righteousness (Psalm 119:105).
It can be perilous to follow the path that seem right without first consulting the Holy Spirit’s direction when you face decisions. He knows the full ramification of your choices. The Holy Spirit will assist you to understand truth and to experience abundant life. Trust Him as He leads you.
– June 18