Saturday, February 28, 2009

Day 28. Path.

Proverbs 12:28
In the way of righteousness there is life;
along that path is immortality.

What a great verse to end this chapter on, but sometimes I forget the truth of this. It is horrible to say, but sometimes I forget that I have found the path that leads to immortality. I have found the path of immortality. I love God. I love Jesus. I love the Holy Spirit, but I get used to them. They become ordinary to me and I don’t share them with other people because I forget that I have not found a hobby or even a life changing bit of wisdom.

I have found a trail that leads to immortality.

I have found the answer, the path, the truth that leads to immortality. But do I believe that? Do my actions indicate that I believe that?

What if we all really did? What if, in depths of our hearts and souls, we believed that we had discovered the path to immortality? What would that change? What would we do differently?

For one, you’d have to look crazy. There is no sane way to tell someone, “Come here, I found something the other day. I know where the path is that leads to immortality.”

And you couldn’t take God casually. It would get really hard to treat him like a part of your life instead of your whole life.

So have you ever forgotten that who we’ve found isn’t just a friendship or a fulfillment of hopes once broken? Have you ever forgotten that God is the path to immortality?

p.s. This marks day 28 of the walk through of Proverbs 12. Can't believe it's already done. Thanks for reading through it with me. I've got two other series planned for this site, one called "Black on Black" but I need to focus on finishing the Stuff Christians Like book in March. Hopefully we can pick things back up on this site this Spring.

Thanks for the support
Jon

52 comments:

jake - aka the comment novelist said...

Jon,

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say this study has been a blessing! And you most certainly capped it off on a high note, to boot!

With all the blessings you sow in our lives every day, I'm sure you'll be reaping for years and years to come.

I hope God absolutely pummels you with goodness!

Jeremy said...

Thank you, Jon. This was a good exercise and a great way to focus my thoughts in the morning.

Melanie said...

Hi Jon,
I thought I had better comment as this is the end of your study on Proverbs. I have enjoyed your commentaries very much. They are very interesting and thought provoking. I was wondering if you have been to college and what one and what was your major?
Thanks for your commitment to the blog. I will keep checking in!
I have your blog listed on our family blog

Donna said...

loved this entire month, Jon.....

now go work on the BOOK!

Today's comments brought to mind something i heard years ago from a speaker:

"we're ALL gonna live forever -- we just get to choose the address"....

the thing is, have I been sharing my future address with folks?

Jamaican Princess said...

Thank you for writing this series. I really enjoyed it!

eastern ky pastor said...

Jon,
thanks for sharing your thoughts here. I always enjoy your perspective and look forward to Spring a little bit more.

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

Thanks Jon....I love reading your blog. I hope you can get your book done and return quickly.

fb said...

This has been a great study - nice to have a little tidbit to pullout each morning. Thanks for putting in the time. This post made me think of a book I read years ago. The author said until we truly start living like the eternal beings we are as Christians, we never really grasp the whole of what God has for us.

Jill said...

No. Thank YOU. For taking the time to share these passages this month. I've been blessed.

Tiffany said...

I just wanted to thank you for walking us all through Proverbs 12, I know that for me it has been a real blessing.

Leslie Young said...

I'm going to miss this! Thanks for your honesty.

Wilmo said...

Am I the only person in the world who feels like singing "Who Wants to Live Forever" by Queen as I read this? Probably.

I just feel like the song answers it's own question. Who wants to live forever? The person who loves forever. And I take the Bible to be truthful when it says that no one can love unless they know God.

This world is looking for love eternal, and we have that in the love of Jesus Christ. Silence is not an option if we love Jesus back :)

Rooted on the Rock said...

Well done. I'm gonna miss this. Thanks for sharing your gift.

Kendra Golden said...

Thank you Jon. I've loved this series.

marchingbandflag said...

Jon,

:) I absolutely loved these 28 days. It's been such a blessing. I know you're going to be super busy with your book (which I'm SO excited about) and SCL (also part of my daily routine), but I really do enjoy your posts on this site too! :) On days you're not completely swamped with all of your projects (I really do admire your abilty to multi-task so well!!) could you throw us a post or two on here too?? :)

Tina said...

I have been so blessed this past month - and poked and prodded and challenged. Thank you!

I think I'm going to start tomorrow with Day 1 again. I'm sure I can use another dose of each of these.

Sylvia Goode Basham said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Can't wait for the next series.

Amanda M said...

I understand why you have to leave this site be for a bit, and I hope that it couldn't be better with the book! But dang, I'm gonna miss reading these every day! :(
Can't wait for the next series.

Megs said...

Let me chime in with another, "i loved this!" - thanks for walking through the chapter with us. i look forward to more.

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John i just stumbled across your study today but i just want you to know it made my day. I will be following. Thanks for blessing me.

God has really blessed you with a gift my friends, thanks for sharing it.

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