“There is a way that appears to be right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” Proverbs 14:12

Once, I tried assembling a lawn mower without reading the directions. I figured it couldn’t be that difficult, so I proceeded on my own. When I finished, it started right up, but when I shifted to forward, it went backward. What seemed right to me was actually very wrong.

Proverbs warns us that sometimes what seems right to us leads to disaster. This is especially true regarding our attempts to reach God.

God didn’t create us as robots to love and obey Him. He gave us a will and freedom of choice. None of us is perfect: we all have chosen to disobey God and go our own willful way. The result is separation from God.

I recently attended a funeral and heard that the way to heaven is through good works, religion, philosophy, and morality. But all those ideas are wrong. No bridge reaches God except one — Jesus.

Jesus died on the cross and rose from the grave, paying the penalty for our sin and bridging the gap between God and people. He is the only way we can be saved; we must make a choice by trusting Jesus as Lord and Savior. To do this, we must confess that we are a sinner and be wiling to repent and turn from our sin. Then, we must believe that Jesus died on the cross and rose from the grave, and invite Him into our lives as Lord and Savior. This is the only way to truly reach God.

Lord, I am a sinner and I repent of my sins. I believe that Jesus died in my place and rose from the grave. I invite Him to come in and control my life through the Holy Spirit. I receive Him as Lord and Savior. Amen.

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Have made this decision and confession? Or are you playing at being a Christian? Have you invited Jesus into your heart? If not, don’t wait any longer!

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