Road Rules | Proverbs 10:9 | Devotional
Proverbs 10:9 The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.
The Apostle Paul says that the sins of some people are clear and evident, “reaching the place of judgment ahead of them,” while “the sins of others trail behind them” (1 Timothy 5.24). But whether your sins are obvious or trailers, make no mistake: “your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32.23).
That’s the problem with those “crooked paths.” You can get by for a while. You can stay out of sight for a time. You can even fool yourself into thinking that you’re “safe.” But sooner or later, the light shines through and there you are…exposed…caught…no place to run or hide. That’s the beauty of walking “securely.” You don’t have to worry about slipping up or being found out. You don’t have to fear that others will find out about the other “you.” Integrity does not demand perfection. It does call for a pattern of obedience to God that is demonstrated in all the areas of your life.
So deal with your sin. Confess it to God. Confess it to others. Make a decision to leave the crooked path and walk securely. If you don’t . . . if you continue on the crooked path . . . sooner or later . . . well . . . you know what’s going to happen . . . and it “ain’t goina be pretty.”
Father, open our eyes so that we can see the path we’re on. Open our ears so we can hear your voice of confirmation or warning. Open our hearts to care enough to change direction if needed. Remind us that all of life is uncovered and laid bare before the your eyes. Never let us forget that one day we will give account you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.