Better or worse?
One of my first memories of going to a doctor was getting my eyes checked. I remember
sitting in a large chair and he brought a large apparatus toward my face. He positioned it,
so I could see through the two lens holes. Once in place he asked me to read the symbols
on a chart. As a began to read he started clicking and I noticed my ability to see began to
change. Each time I heard a click he would ask “Better or Worse?” Based on my decision he would click again until he felt I had the best possible outcome for my eyesight.
As we journey through life, we should evaluate each decision we make and ask ourselves which path leaves us “Better or Worse?” There may times we will take the easy path, the open path or the most desirous path to suite our own wants when the correct path may seem hard, closed and not as desirous. Proverbs 3:6 says “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” If you are a believer in Jesus, have a personal relationship with Jesus your desire should be to acknowledge God in all our ways. Is that your life today? Do you allow God to lead in all your ways?
Proverbs 14:4 says “Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.”
Has the ways of the world crept into your life. If so, based on the word of God your life will not be better it will be worse. Better or worse, that is the question. Which will you choose?
Jeremiah 6:16 says “Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.”
Jeremiah wrote what the Lord said, and the people had a choice. They could choose “the
good way” and “rest for their souls” but they did not. They chose the world and were the
worse off for it. What will you choose “Better or Worse? Enjoy your coffee!
Love you all,
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Gary W. Hall, Pastor of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.