A friend shared a story from China about a man who rode a bike for 30 days in the wrong direction. He was trying to go home, but ended up much farther away before he was stopped by some policemen. When they figured out where he was trying to go, they chipped in to buy him a ticket home. Can you imagine the frustration he must have felt when he realized he had traveled all that time going the wrong way? He said he had been given bad directions.
Spiritually speaking, how many people think they are traveling home, but are headed the wrong way? Fairly often I hear people say or post things that are not consistent with what the Bible teaches. Many have been given bad directions and appear to be traveling down the wrong path. But I confess it is very difficult for me to know how to point this out. Surely we would desire to be like the police officers who helped the man get to his destination, but that wouldn’t have been possible without first convincing him that he was going in the wrong way. When it comes to spiritual matters, the general reaction seems to be, “who are you to say I’m going the wrong way?” Or “it doesn’t matter, any path will do.” Even if it were true that “all roads lead to Rome.” One must be traveling in the right direction.
I want to be on the right path. If I’m traveling the wrong way, I hope someone will be kind enough to tell me. Also, I love helping others find the right way. If anyone would like to discuss spiritual matters, I’ll make myself available any way that I can. “There is a way that seems right to a man, But the end is the way of death.” (Proverbs 14:12).