Proverbs 4:25-27 Look Ahead #139

I shared from Proverbs 4 last week and I am continuing in the same chapter this week in verses 25-27 of the Passion Translation which says, “Set your gaze on the path before you. With fixed purpose, looking straight ahead, ignore life’s distractions. Watch where you’re going! Stick to the path of truth, and the road will be safe and smooth before you. Don’t allow yourself to be sidetracked for even a moment, or take the detour that leads to darkness.”

Does anyone else get distracted or sidetracked by the busyness of life? Is it just me or does this happen each and every day? This verse tells us to gaze ahead as we stick to the path of truth! What might that path look like? It’s a path that is fixed on the Word of God. Everything in the bible is truth so when your eyes are fixed on him and his word then you know you are on the correct path.

Have you ever taken the wrong route while driving and ended up lost? It’s always worse when it’s at night when it’s harder to see, right? Just as it’s never a peaceful feeling when you take the wrong route and end up in darkness, it’s the same with your walk with Christ. If you get distracted in the things in and of this world you will stray off the correct path which will lead you on a detour full of darkness. This world will inevitably lead you to getting sidetracked from the path the Lord has set before you.

Fix your eyes on Christ at all times. If you continue to follow the Lord and watch where you are going then the road before you will be safe and smooth! The choice is yours – you can choose the correct path which brings light or the detour which brings darkness. Which will you choose?

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16 Comments
  • Kay
    Posted at 09:47h, 20 June Reply

    Love this! Set yours eyes on the finish line so we can finish the race. We have to keep looking ahead and becoming more and more “eternity minded” so we don’t get too caught up in this world!

  • Jennifer DeFrates/Heaven Not Harvard
    Posted at 10:10h, 20 June Reply

    You are so right! We have to keep our eyes and hearts focused on HIM! Satan has been using just about every tool in his toolbox to distract me this year. I can’t believe the year I’ve had. And every time I start to take a breath, something else goes wrong or needs my attention. Trying to make sure my priorities are God first, then family, then self, then crisis of the day helps.

  • Shelly
    Posted at 10:44h, 20 June Reply

    This is the same theme my pastor spoke on yesterday! We’re studying Galatians and Paul’s frustrations with those who try to distract from the beautiful simplicity of what God asks of us. Galatians 5:7-10

  • Tomasa Rainey
    Posted at 13:27h, 20 June Reply

    Youre surely not the only one that gets distracted. It takes a constant​ awareness not to get whisked away in the tasks of the day. Spending time at his feet is so important. Thanks for this post a great reminder!

  • Kelli {A Deeper Joy}
    Posted at 15:01h, 20 June Reply

    Such truth that I need to remember every single day!

  • Lauren
    Posted at 15:31h, 20 June Reply

    Our church has been preaching a sermon series on “Taking Care of Busyness,” and it is so good! Would recommend a listen. It has been challenging and so encouraging. Last four sermons, but yesterday was one of my favorites. Glad we’re learning some of the same things states away. ?? http://citychurchstl.org/media

  • Mihaela Echols
    Posted at 20:50h, 20 June Reply

    My husband has taught me how to slow down by setting that example. Does it mean i get less blog reads? Yes. Less likes on fb yes. But i gain time and less stress in the end. Ill take that.

  • Pamela
    Posted at 22:11h, 20 June Reply

    There’s an old hymn that says, “Keep your eyes upon Jesus, look full in his wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of his glory and grace.” It’s one I always sing when I find myself getting pulled into the busyness of life. I think Busyness is the enemy’s biggest weapon.

  • Cheryl Smith
    Posted at 23:02h, 20 June Reply

    Wonderful advice! Thank you for always encouraging me. 🙂

  • Matilda Dennis Quaicoe
    Posted at 10:57h, 21 June Reply

    I love this verse! Distraction is more deadly than we can ever imagine especially in this age of information influx. We need to guard our paths with the word of God as we forge ahead. Thanks for sharing.

  • Rachel - a la modest
    Posted at 11:24h, 21 June Reply

    I definitely get sidetracked a lot, especially when there’s a million things I need or want to do but can only realistically accomplish one or two at a time. The Word of God has very practical tips to use in our lives, whether you are a believer or not!

  • Faith
    Posted at 19:17h, 21 June Reply

    I have taken those detours far too often. Thanks for the encouragement.

  • Tara
    Posted at 21:27h, 21 June Reply

    I have never heard of the Passion Version of the Bible. These are great verses. It’s so easy to get off the path if we don’t pay attention.

  • Patricia
    Posted at 00:39h, 22 June Reply

    I know what path I plan to take! Such a timely reminder!!

  • ellesees.net
    Posted at 06:50h, 22 June Reply

    I need to print this out and tape it everywhere!! One of my fave set of verses.

  • Andrea
    Posted at 14:47h, 22 June Reply

    God wants us to keep our eyes focused on Him! 🙂

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