Have you ever loved something you wouldn’t recommend to others? I have and love but don’t recommend Basset hounds. Two Basset hounds on a tandem leash is incredibly cute. It is also a nearly impossible situation. They are nearly impossible to walk!They are in a near constant tug-of-war with one another.
They go in different directions at the same time, much like the Scarecrow’s advice to Dorothy. Their antics usually results in various kinds of entanglements with lost footing and leashes wrapped around both of both of their back legs!
God promises protection to His people. However, that isn’t a blanket endorsement of our choices. Psalm 1:1-2 says, “Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night.” (NLT)
Joy awaits the faithful if they’ll press into God and live the with-God life. Truth awaits us in God’s Word. On the pilgrimage, we’ll find our way if our road map is the Bible.