Here are two different versions of the same Bible verse:
And see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (Ps 139:24 NKJV)
Don’t let me follow evil ways, but lead me in the way that time has proven true. (Ps 139:24 CEV)
As we can see from the second version of Psalm 139:24, the way everlasting is the way that time has proven reliable or trustworthy. We can choose to live according to the world’s way, or we can choose God’s everlasting way. Only one of these ways is true. Only one of these ways will lead you to eternal happiness.
The way everlasting asks us to submit our will to Christ, our Savior and to adopt His values and goals. It will transform our character progressively to be more Christlike. His way will lead us to bear good fruit to God (Jas 3:17), and permit us to transfer that fruit with us into eternity.
It’s vital for us to remember that the life that we lead here on earth, in all regards, is not for this earthly, measured time but for eternity. Our earthly lives are a spiritual test for:
- The quality of our characters,
- The motives for our work, and
- The motives of our hearts.
Each and every one of us need to make corrections and adjustments to our attitudes and our lives. We all need to be led by the Lord and His righteousness, and every one of us needs to allow God to teach us and to show us the path for our feet.
Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; make Your way straight before my face. (Ps 5:8 NKJV)
Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness. (Ps 143:10 NKJV)
Since we who follow Jesus Christ have made the choice to live in the way everlasting, let us consider seriously what corrections and improvements that the Lord may be urging us to make today. Glory to God!