April 26, 2009

The Road...

The Grand Canyon Road


Show me the path where I should walk, O LORD; point out the right road for me to follow. Psalm 25:4

A person with good sense is respected; a treacherous person walks a rocky road. Proverbs 13:15

How can we understand the road we travel? It is the LORD who directs our steps. Proverbs 20:24

The guilty walk a crooked path; the innocent travel a straight road. Proverbs 21:8

The lazy person is full of excuses, saying, "I can't go outside because there might be a lion on the road! Yes, I'm sure there's a lion out there!" Proverbs 26:13 ;-)

But for those who are righteous, the path is not steep and rough. You are a God of justice, and you smooth out the road ahead of them. Isaiah 26:7

And a main road will go through that once deserted land. It will be named the Highway of Holiness. Evil-hearted people will never travel on it. It will be only for those who walk in God's ways; fools will never walk there. Isaiah 35:8

Listen! I hear the voice of someone shouting, "Make a highway for the LORD through the wilderness. Make a straight, smooth road through the desert for our God. Isaiah 40:3

I will lead blind Israel down a new path, guiding them along an unfamiliar way. I will make the darkness bright before them and smooth out the road ahead of them. Yes, I will indeed do these things; I will not forsake them. Isaiah 42:16

So now the LORD says, "Stop right where you are! Look for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls. But you reply, `No, that's not the road we want!' Jeremiah 6:16

Each time the message was this: "Turn from the evil road you are traveling and from the evil things you are doing. Only then will I let you live in this land that the LORD gave to you and your ancestors forever." Jeremiah 25:5

He is a voice shouting in the wilderness: "Prepare a pathway for the Lord's coming! Make a straight road for him!" Mark 1:3; Luke 3:4


Confession: I took a couple liberties with this post. In order to more aptly fit the image to the verses, I used the "looser" New Living Translation which extrapolates "road" from the word "path." (in my defense --grin-- even the Vulgate uses the word "road"/via in most of these verses). But if King James is more your flavor, feel free to swap "path" for every "road" you read, and visualize the above highway as a mere dirt path. :-)

Blessings...



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9 comments:

Deidra said...

I think sometimes we travel a path that opens wide before us as a road for a time, and then at times, it seems we travel a trail that few have walked before us. It's a beautiful photo.

Have a blessed Sunday.

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

Just beautiful~be it road or path:)

Life with Kaishon said...

You are so funny with the road/path swapout : ). Clever.

Heidi said...

Road, path, it's all the same to me. :)

I absolutely love the script on your photo. Makes for a gorgeous visual image.

iHeartFaces said...

They both work for me! I love that you stop the vehicle on your trips to take photos in the middle of the road. That's awesome!

theArthurClan said...

Yeah...that was me in the comment above Susan. I'm suffering from Blogger Account Confusion. :)

Rhea said...

Very, very cool photo and quote.

Piggy said...

Thanks, I needed that message to inspire me to continue doing what I believe is right at work because I answer to the highest boss!

Teresa said...

Beautiful, and such a wonderful illustration for these Words. Thank you for inspiring me today.