“Look carefully then how you walk…” the Bible says. (Ephesians 5:15-17)
Which begs the question…
Where are you learning to walk? Where are you learning to live?
Because, the culture that we live in loves to tell us how it thinks we should walk. It loves to tell us how to live.
Walk this way, the culture says.
If it feels good, do it.
If it’s legal, smoke it.
…it’s all good as long as you’re being true to yourself!
Just ask Bruce Jenner…
We live in a culture today that says what’s true for you may not be true for me.
What is truth, anyway?
Truth is whatever you think it is.
Is that how you want to walk? Is that how you want to live?
If that’s how you want to walk, then welcome to the crowd.
Welcome to the wide path.
Welcome to the dead end.
Welcome to an empty, meaningless life.
If that’s not how you want to walk, then consider this…
Even though we live in a culture that can’t handle truth, truth exists…truth is real.
And, we find that truth in God’s Word. His Word is truth.
Think of God’s Word as a manual on learning to walk.
And, any good manual isn’t just full of instructions. It’s full of illustrations…pictures or examples of how to do what it’s telling you to do.
If taking the easy road isn’t your thing.
If you want to live life to the full…
Then consider walking like these people…and follow their example.
Walk like Daniel, who “made up his mind” not to walk like the culture around him by choosing not to eat and drink what the king put in front of him just to fit in with the crowd. (Daniel 1:8)
Walk like Joseph, who could have hooked up with an older woman that wanted to sleep with him, but chose to run away from her instead. (Genesis 39:10-12)
Walk like Esther, who could have kept her mouth shut, but chose to speak out against injustice and risked her life in the process. (Esther 4:15-16)
Walk the narrow road.
13 “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. 14 But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.
(Jesus in Matthew 7:13-14)