For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.
You and your friends are looking for a restaurant to grab some food before the game. On your journey you come to two restaurants that are right next to each other. One of the restaurants has a sign that reads “Danger! Toxic Chemicals!” The other has restaurant has a sign in all caps that says, “WELCOME! Good Food and Good Times Inside!” What restaurant are you going to choose?
It seems too easy. Of course you are not going to eat at the restaurant which has a warning for toxic chemicals. That is ridiculous! You want to eat good food with good friends in a safe environment.
What is even more ridiculous is that when it comes to our spiritual life, we often choose the way that is toxic. Often times the devil tricks you into thinking that simple way that kills is the best choice. He can convince you to go along with the fools of this world and fill yourself with the toxic lies of the devil.
Continue to listen to Jesus! In Jesus and him alone you have real safety. You have nothing to fear! Jesus has come to conquer your greatest enemy, death, and he did that! “Don’t be afraid!” That was the message on Easter morning. It is a personal message for you every day! Don’t be afraid, all your sinful choices have been forgiven. Don’t be afraid, every time you took a wrong turn Jesus took the right turn for you. Don’t be afraid, you are God’s dear child and can live every day at ease in his care.
Prayer: Dear Jesus, continue to hold me in your powerful hands and help me to always remember that you are with me. Amen.