A WAY SEEMS RIGHT

We sorely underestimate many verses in the Bible. Proverbs 16:25 must sit near the top of the list. It reads: “There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” The Bible magnifies this verse’s importance by quoting it again in Proverbs 14. This verse emphasizes the deceitful nature of sin. The end-is-the-way-of-death part jars us. Of the two clauses which make up the verse, the last part stands out because of the word “death.” The terminal nature of the verse captivates attention, but often the first clause hides away. I wonder if God made this to subtlety function with an intent […]