How does a dirt path form and why does it so often wind along, sometimes for reasons not clear to us? If, like me, you have had the privilege of seeing paths form overtime you know it’s based on our pattern of walking along a particular way overtime, and its winding pattern may be due to us avoiding certain obstacles. Paths, lead us to a specific destination and are based on often traveled routes for a specific purpose. Over time and as the population increases, more than one path may form that sometimes intersects to take us in different directions. Taking a path because it exists does not guarantee it will bring us to the desired destination. For this reason we place signs along the way, to point us in the right direction.
Yeshua said, “I am the way”, follow me and you will arrive at the most desired destination; I will lead you to the Father. He is the path we must follow, keeping our eyes on Him all the while we are walking. He is the sign at the intersections of our faith and the only guaranteed way we will overcome obstacles. The path winds along to let us know that this is a tried and tested way that others before us traveled. Our trust in Messiah Yeshua will take us along winding paths. Stay the course and do not presume to know more than those who went before you.
New teachings will come—and they have. Some will proclaim theirs is the true way, or that all these paths lead to the same destination. Test everything and read the signs along the way! Each teaching lead somewhere but the signs that guide us in the way of Yeshua says “The Way” and “The Life”! Walk in the ways of Yeshua, loving your enemies, praying for those who hate you and those who persecute you (Matthew 5:44).
To walk in the way is to stay in the way and within the limits of the path. To walk in Yeshua is to keep His commands and to follow all His teachings! Anything less is to disobey His command that, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments” (John 14:15). The promise is that, “if you walk in My ways, keeping My statutes and My commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days” (1 Kings 3:14).