Harvest Daily 12/06/04
Harvest Daily Devotional
by Pastor Greg Laurie
Two Ways in Life
Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord! - Psalm 119:1
There are two ways that we can live in life. There is the right way and the wrong way. We can take two paths in life: the narrow road that leads to life or the broad way that leads to destruction. There are also two foundations that we can build on: solid rock or sinking sand. The result of the choices we make concerning these things determines whether or not we will live the holy and happy life or the miserable and unholy life.
What comes to your mind when you think about that narrow way, the way of following Jesus Christ? Do you foresee misery and restrictions? Most nonbelievers and backsliders see the Christian life this way. They view Christianity as a list of all of the things they cannot do. No drinking. No smoking. No partying. No sex. In a nutshell, it seems like no fun.
I remember before I was a Christian I felt that way. I believed Christians lived the most boring lives on the face of the earth. But of course your priorities change when you come to the other side of the fence. As Christians, we have found that the holy way, the godly way, the way of obedience is in reality the happy way.
That is what we find before us in Psalm 119:1, "Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord!" We find true happiness when we walk in the ways of the Lord.
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