Insights for Life – Wrong Paths
13 November 2022 PM – Proverbs 4:14-19 – Insights – Scott Childs
Introduction: Todd and Fred were going camping. Todd was driving, and he planned to take a shortcut to their destination. However, at the entrance of the shortcut a large sign read, “Road Closed, Do Not Enter”. Against Fred’s objections, Todd went around the sign. All went well for several kilometres. However, when they reach the river, the bridge was washed out. Todd had to drive all the way back. When they got to the main road, someone had written on the back of the “Road Closed” sign, “Welcome back rebel.” God does not want us to be like that stubborn Todd. He wants us to obey the “Do Not Enter” signs in life.
Transition: As Solomon was teaching his son about the wrong paths in life, he gave him warnings, reasons and comparisons to help him. These offer direction to us as well.
Warnings about the wrong path (v.14-15)