Today’s thought is shared by Rhinard Troup…
“There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. (Proverbs 16:25)
I did not grow up in a religious home. My parents had me “baptized” (sprinkled) as a young child because it seemed it was the “right thing” to do.
In early years I attended some at Baptist, Christian, and I think what might’ve been a Mormon church – – whatever was convenient, but not with my parents. From sixth grade through high school I attended and sang in the choir at the local Presbyterian Church.
I also liked to read “Fate” magazine, which made me think of ghosts, flying saucers, etc. I became very confused! One day while bored I looked at the back of a Bible and saw “300 questions and answers in the Bible” and read “Can a person believe he is right and still be wrong?
I went to Proverbs 16 verse 25 and read “there is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.” That scared me because I didn’t know the way to life! So I prayed “God please help me. I want to know the right way. If I should die before I know, please remember that I want to know your way.” A few years later I was still confused and attending church where ever was convenient. I was in the Navy and a co-worker said “if I can’t get a date tonight, would you like to go to church with me?”
He didn’t get a date and I heard the gospel for the first time.
I continued to search what I heard and studied and then was baptized into Christ for remission of sins. That was the beginning of my Christian transformation. I continue to seek to be more like Christ and to be better prepared for the transformation to Heaven.