The Purpose of the Path by Mark Baker

The Purpose of the Path
Mark Baker
James 4:14

James 4:14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.

The older I get the more I realize how precious and valuable my time is. Time is something we only have once, so we have to make good use of it. We only have so many days to do what we have been given to do here on the Earth, and I want my days to count. I think most people would say the same thing if asked, but are they consciously making the choices that will really count when it's all said and done? I have my share of regrets and I realize that I can not undo the past, however I can go forward looking ahead and do what's right. That's the mindset we all have to take.

Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

The New American translation says --
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live in them.

Even though God created us and ordained good things for us, we still have to make the conscious decision to walk in these good works that God purposed for us to walk in before the world was created. That's a lot to think about. It's our choice to make and God will not override our will. He lets us choose.

Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.

Its still our choice, we can choose our own way, or His way.

Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;

He's even went to great lengths to tell us what to choose if we want to live, but yet He still is leaving the choice up to us. We have to understand He wants us to live, He wants our desce ...

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