There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
Imagine a ship sailing in the middle of the sea. Just how is that ship going to fare? Well, that would depend on the captain steering it and his level of experience. Especially when the violent storms come in.
The inexperienced captain is not going to be able to navigate that ship very well when the storms come in. The same thing is the case in our everyday life. We are all captains and are responsible as to where the ship will go on the sea of life. Do we feel that we are competent to navigate that ship safely to our destination? Our thoughts determine where this ship is going to end up. “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” Our thoughts determine where this ship is going to end up.
And we have a choice. Are we going to steer this ship out of control into unfamiliar waters? Can we navigate these waters safely?
And since we have a choice, we can also decide who is going to commandeer our ship. Are we going to steer it ourselves? Or will we delegate this responsibility to someone who is more capable? The good news is that we all have this option.
We can allow Jesus to commandeer our ship. He is well experienced with all the different storms so he can surely handle it. When we do this, when we entrust Jesus to take control of the whole ship, we can handle all the different storms that are found in the sea of life. All we need to do is trust our well experienced captain to steer our ship. Are we going to trust Him to do that?
Of course the responsibility is that we do it ourselves. But where is that going to take us? Some of you have gone through a lot and have been deeply battered by the tough storms from the sea of life. Are you going to let someone else control that ship? The decision is yours.
Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
Why The Fountain?
The purpose of this blog series is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to encourage people during these dark and difficult times.
If you have never received Christ before, it is not too late to do so. The truth is we are all sinners and have fallen short of God’s standard. The good news is that Christ was sent to die for what we all deserved. In believing that Christ died for you, you receive Christ and become an heir with him, with the promise of eternal life. All you need to do is confess to him that you’re a sinner, ask him to come into your life and rescue you, and he will send you his Helper to be with you forever. (John 14:16-17)
At the Fountain, you will always find Living Water. Refreshing water for these difficult times.