A FORK IN THE ROAD (5 OF 8)

by Jeff Schreve


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A Fork in the Road (5 of 8)
Series: Fake News
Jeff Schreve
Ezekiel 18:25-32


Years ago, I ran across a story of a man who was traveling. He was a very experienced traveler. He was driving in his pickup truck, and he was driving in an area that wasn't very familiar to him, but it didn't bother him at all. He was just tooling along. Everything was going well. And as he drove, he came to a fork in the road. And he knew he wanted to go to the right because that was the direction where he needed to be, but there was a sign there on the right that said, ''Road Closed.'' And it had a detour sign to the left. You need to go this way because this road is closed! And he thought, Well, I don't want to go all the way around there. That's not going to be good. I'm going to be just delayed on my arrival where I'm going, and that looks like it's way out of the way. I'm not going to go there. He looked down the road and he said, ''That looks fine. There's no reason why that road should be closed.'' And so, he blew off the sign and he went down the closed road, and he went that way. And it was going well for a mile, for 2 miles, for 3 miles. Everything was fine. He said, ''See, there's nothing wrong with this road. Me and my truck, we can get through this.'' And then, he came to a chasm and the bridge was out. And he said, ''Crud! That's why the road was closed.'' And he turned around and he had to drive back 3 miles, and he finally got to that starting point, that fork in the road. And on the reverse, the back side of the sign that said, ''Road Closed: Detour this way!'' were these words: ''Welcome back, stupid!'' Welcome back, stupid! You know we're a lot like that man. We think we know best. We think that we can make a way where there seems to be no way.

We're in a series called, Fake News: Exposing the Lies of the Devil. And, today, we want to talk about a fork in the road, a fork in the road of life.

Hey, what do you do when you're going your way and then, you c ...

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