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I spent more than a few winters in Indiana and that required dealing at times with icy, slippery roads.

Invariably, driving on such roads meant passing a car or two that had slidden into a ditch or onto a sidewalk.

I didn’t experience such a misfortune because I always kept my eyes on the road, hands on the steering wheel and, most importantly, my mind on “no mistakes” driving.

I presumed that I would end up in a ditch if I didn’t keep absolutely focused on staying between the lines.

It’s much the same with our spiritual journey through life.

Because of our fallen nature, our road through life is slippery with unwanted ditches waiting to trap and humiliate us all along the way.

That’s why we’re to keep our eyes on the road, our hands on the steering wheel of decision-making and, most importantly, our mind on “no mistakes” driving.

That’s why we’re called by Jesus to follow the “straight and narrow” path.

That’s a great idea, but we fail at times.

All of us.

We end up in a ditch of sin.

We’re not alone in this.

The first humans did the same thing.

Genesis 3 is a picture of you and me, in some respects.

The road of obedience was clearly marked for Adam and Eve.

But they thought the line between submission and rebellion didn’t apply to them.

They believed the liar’s lie and presumed that God was, in fact, the liar.

In the tragic verse that captures the essence of all sin — Genesis 3:6 — Eve demonstrated the pattern that you and I have repeated all too many times with forbidden fruit of one form or another.

She saw. She wanted. She took. And she shared.

It was only then that she and Adam saw they were in a ditch.

A very large ditch.

By God’s grace, He pulled them out of the ditch that led to hell.

By innocent blood, their sins were covered.

Life is a journey, my friend.

Let’s do our best to stay out of the ditch in 2014.

Let’s keep our eyes on the road, our hands on the steering wheel of decision-making and, most importantly, our mind on “no mistakes” driving.

Unless we determine to drive carefully on our spiritual journey, we’ll end up in the ditch, too, just like Adam and Eve.

Never forget that Satan is a liar and that every temptation heads straight into the ditch.

As always, I love you
Martin

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