Principle of the Path by Andy Stanley
6 Once while I was at the window of my house
I looked out through the shutters
7 and saw some foolish, young men.
I noticed one of them had no wisdom.
8 He was walking down the street near the
on the road leading to her house.
9 It was the twilight of the evening;
the darkness of the night was just
10 Then the woman approached him,
dressed like a prostitute
and planning to trick him.
11 She was loud and stubborn
and never stayed at home.
12 She was always out in the streets or in the
waiting around on the corners of the
13 She grabbed him and kissed him.
Without shame she said to him,
14 “I made my fellowship offering and took
some of the meat home.
Today I have kept my special promises.
15 So I have come out to meet you;
I have been looking for you and have
16 I have covered my bed
with colored sheets from Egypt.
17 I have made my bed smell sweet
with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
18 Come, let’s make love until morning.
Let’s enjoy each other’s love.
19 My husband is not home;
he has gone on a long trip.
20 He took a lot of money with him
and won’t be home for weeks.”
21 By her clever words she made him give in;
by her pleasing words she led him into
22 All at once he followed her,
like an ox led to the butcher,
like a deer caught in a trap
23 and shot through the liver with an arrow.
Like a bird caught in a trap,
he didn’t know what he did would kill him.
The path you
where you will end
16a This is what the LORD says:
“Stand at the crossroads and
look; ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and
walk in it, and you will find
rest for your souls.”
6 Jesus answered, “I am the
way, and the truth, and the life.
The only way to the Father is
Jesus is the Way!
Our direction is a person.
One direction, one way,