12 There is a way which seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death.
There are two pathways when it comes to living our lives. There is the right way, which is God’s way, and then there is our way, the wrong way which will always end up in death. Death can refer to dying physically, but death also refers to the opposite of what is life, which is God Himself. The Word of God reveals that in Him is life. If you want to experience true life, a life full of all that God is and all that God has available to you, you must be willing to stop living life “your way” and be willing to do life God’s way. For example the first generation of the children of Israel cried out to God to deliver them from the bondage they were under in Egypt. God answers their cry and sends them a leader in Moses. He takes them out of Egypt and tries to get them to put their trust in Him. But time and again they rebelled, wanting to do things their own way. The end result was dying in the wilderness, which was not God’s plan as He had provided a whole new life for them with all they had need of. They never saw that promise land because they were not willing to trust God and do things His way. If you want to go the way of life and not death, then stop living life on your terms. God is so much smarter that us. Choose instead to live life His way and He will lead you out of death and into true life.