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Psalm 31 Devotion

March 23, 2005
     “The Narrow Way”

     Micca Campbell
     Director of Outreach, Speaker

    Key Verse:
     Matthew 7:13-14, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and
broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by
it. But the gateway to life is small, and the road is narrow, and only a few
ever find it.” (NKJ)

     Devotion:
     In an emergency, you only have a split second to make the right
decision. There is no time to think it over, list the pro and cons, or
discuss it with a specialist. There is no “take-two,” do over, or second
chance. You have to make a choice, and then, live with the result.

     Hundreds of people in South Asia had only moments to make a
life-saving decision when the horrifying Tsunami hit with its devastating
rage. Those who hesitated, or were caught off guard, met with disaster
beyond imagination.

     As the shocking news came across the airwaves and into my home, I
watched with deep sorrow, as some had time to make decisions, while others
were not so fortunate and were sent to a watery grave. Though the tragedy
was far away, I could feel their pain.

     One evening, my family and I gathered around the television to watch a
television special about those who had survived. As the death toll continued
to rise, it was comforting to hear the testimonies of those who had escaped
death. Each one reminded me of God’s faithfulness and provision in the midst
of tragedy. One man’s story revealed this truth to me more than the others.

     During the interview, the man could barely contain his emotions. He
first spoke of how the people scattered like frantic mice, running in every
direction, when the giant wave attacked. Then, I listened intently as he
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D([“mb”,”told the journalist about the wide road that led upward and out of town.

     "Most of the people follow that road pushing and shoving one another
as they tried to escape. It appeared to be the logical choice." He humbly
testified. "I was about to join them when I noticed one man running in the
opposite direction. He was a native, and he was headed toward the village by
way of a narrow path. Instantly, I called to my family, and chose to follow
him."

     With only a moment to decide, the man chose to follow the road less
traveled. By taking the narrow path, he and his entire family were saved.

     Like this man, the Bible speaks of two different roads. All people on
the face of the earth choose to follow one of these roads, whether they are
conscience of it or not. They either follow the broad way or the narrow way.

     The wide road is the most favorable. It is considered the "easy
street." This road has an abundance of company. It is familiar, comfortable,
and appears to be the most logical way. Yet, the disadvantage is. "It leads
to destruction."

     As for the other road, it is narrow, difficult, and solitude. Taking
it is the first step toward relinquishing your self-efforts, relying on your
own understanding, and sacrificing your own plans in order to fulfill God’s
plans. The advantage of this road is that it leads to life, both now and
forever. If you look closely enough, you can see a man, God’s Son, standing
on the path faithfully calling, "Follow Me, I am the way."

     Today, as the wave of sin and rebellion attempt to drown you, the Lord
is there, providing a way of escape. Two roads lie before you. Time is
short. You need to make a decision. As long as you stay on the wide road,
destruction will follow. Choosing the narrow path leads to life. Today is
the day. Now is the time. Which path will you choose-life or death?
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told the journalist about the wide road that led upward and out of town.

     “Most of the people follow that road pushing and shoving one another
as they tried to escape. It appeared to be the logical choice.” He humbly
testified. “I was about to join them when I noticed one man running in the
opposite direction. He was a native, and he was headed toward the village by
way of a narrow path. Instantly, I called to my family, and chose to follow
him.”

     With only a moment to decide, the man chose to follow the road less
traveled. By taking the narrow path, he and his entire family were saved.

     Like this man, the Bible speaks of two different roads. All people on
the face of the earth choose to follow one of these roads, whether they are
conscience of it or not. They either follow the broad way or the narrow way.

     The wide road is the most favorable. It is considered the “easy
street.” This road has an abundance of company. It is familiar, comfortable,
and appears to be the most logical way. Yet, the disadvantage is. “It leads
to destruction.”

     As for the other road, it is narrow, difficult, and solitude. Taking
it is the first step toward relinquishing your self-efforts, relying on your
own understanding, and sacrificing your own plans in order to fulfill God’s
plans. The advantage of this road is that it leads to life, both now and
forever. If you look closely enough, you can see a man, God’s Son, standing
on the path faithfully calling, “Follow Me, I am the way.”

     Today, as the wave of sin and rebellion attempt to drown you, the Lord
is there, providing a way of escape. Two roads lie before you. Time is
short. You need to make a decision. As long as you stay on the wide road,
destruction will follow. Choosing the narrow path leads to life. Today is
the day. Now is the time. Which path will you choose-life or death?
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D([“mb”,”
     My prayer for today:
     Dear Lord, I have traveled the broad way too long. I know that You are
calling me to follow You. Today, I choose the narrow path. I’m not sure
what’s ahead, but I know that You are with me. Thank You for providing the
way through Your Son to eternal life. I accept Your life as I lay mine down.
Amen.

     If you want to "go deeper" into today’s devotion, click here
http://www.gospelcom.net/p31/devotion.htm

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     My prayer for today:
     Dear Lord, I have traveled the broad way too long. I know that You are
calling me to follow You. Today, I choose the narrow path. I’m not sure
what’s ahead, but I know that You are with me. Thank You for providing the
way through Your Son to eternal life. I accept Your life as I lay mine down.
Amen.

     If you want to “go deeper” into today’s devotion, click here
http://www.gospelcom.net/p31/devotion.htm

1 thought on “Psalm 31 Devotion”

  1. Thanks for posting this entry, I like reading devotionals but haven’t for a while. I get to emotional and end up crying. I read a book called Life’s Miracles (something like that) that I got from our library. You might like that.

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