All I have ever known is
driving on the right-hand side of the road.
All of my habits and reflexive behaviors assume what I have accumulated
over the past 40 years of driving. That
is until we started going to the Bahamas where, due to their history as a
British colony, they drive on the left side of the road (or as some people say,
the “wrong side”). When I come back
home, it gets really confusing because what used to be completely natural is
now something I have to think about. The
guaranteed sign I’m confused is to turn on the windshield wipers instead of the
turn signal – very embarrassing!
Deut. 4:9 - Only be
careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things
your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live.
Things to think about:
· It’s amazing
that something that we think is so permanently etched in our minds can be
rewritten in a fairly short period of time.
It’s also really scary because I realize how moldable I can be by
Scarier still is that even when I want to do the right thing, I
can easily get mixed up with catastrophic consequences.
· Slow slides
can lead to bad rides!
What are some areas that can get us confused on the rules of the
road in God’s kingdom?
§ 1 Kings 11:2
- They were from nations about which the Lord had told the
Israelites, “You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely
turn your hearts after their gods.” Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in
o The company
§ 1 Corinthians
15:33-34 - Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” Come back to your senses as you ought, and
o A weak
§ 2 Timothy 4:3
- For the time will come when people will not put up with sound
doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them
a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
§ Proverbs 7:25
- Do not let your heart turn to her ways
or stray into her paths.
o Bad doctrine
§ Hebrews 13:9
- Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings.
Deut. 4:9 - Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so
that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from
your heart as long as you live.
· Romans 12:2 -
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by
the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what
God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Your drivers license isn’t from this world
§ But our
citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there,
the Lord Jesus Christ