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Way

Have you thought you were doing a right action and going a right way only to find out that it was a dead end or the wrong way? It might have seemed right, showed signs of rightness, but in the end it was not the right way. Solomon examined people and their actions. He was curious about beginnings, middles and endings. His examinations brought him to the following wisdom statement, "There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death." (Proverbs 16:25) There is much truth in the idea that there is a path before each person. Each one of us is offered choices every day and each one of us makes decisions that form a path. We leave evidence whether physical, electronic, or spiritual of the path we've traveled. How interesting it is that from our perspective it "seems right" but that does not make it right. Priests think they are doing what is right but is it really what God wants? In fact, it is delusion, disobedience, a slight deviation, deceit o…

Trust

The world is in chaos. Wars are ongoing, acts of terrorism happen daily. People divide themselves into factions, by their ethnicity, behind a cause or a person. Loyalty is hard to maintain and secret information leaks are common place. People are anxious, fearful, tense, worried, and unsettled. In the midst of all this, a phrase from the Proverbs written by Solomon, the king who desired the wisdom of God rather than the riches or praise of men, speaks to the unrest in hearts, "Those who trust in the Lord will be joyful." (Proverbs 16:20) Trust must be placed in someone higher than each other; more powerful than any person; and with the ability to affect the heart of any one. That would be God. Trust is the one thing that changes everything. On the horizontal, it is the glue that connects individuals, teams or groups, and nations throughout the world. If a government, business, or leader does not have it there will be confusion. However, if placed at the center of any relations…