Proverbs in 365 Devotions

March 11

Proverbs 5:5 Her feet go down to death; her steps follow the path to Sheol; 6 she does not ponder the path of life; her ways wander, and she does not know it.


The Path Of Life

R Aylor

The path which the forbidden woman walks that Solomon is speaking of will lead to ultimate separation from everything pure and  true. It is a sad thing that she does not even know her steps follow the path to Sheol. Her heart does not contemplate her life or purpose or existence. In her own eyes she is making the best of the path she has found herself on and does not consider changing to another path or going another direction. But her feet trod the path that turns away from all things good and ends with eternal separation from God. Can you imagine an existence where every hint of goodness has been removed? That is her final destination.

Not so for the those who rest in the righteousness of Jesus. Even in our death we have life because of His death and resurrection. We also have eternal joy and fellowship with him adopted by him with a full inheritance.

In the book of John Jesus refers to himself as the way which would indicate that he is the true path that leads to life.

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Yes the path for believers ends much different than those who ignore Christ.

In Philippians 1:23 Paul talks about life on earth and death for a believer. Here’s what he says: I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. 24 But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account.