A Right Way, A Wrong Way

There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.

— Proverbs 14:12

I remember one time, not too many years before she died (she was probably about 75 at the time), my mother came to visit us. One day, she had a headache and she asked for two aspirin. After I gave her the aspirin, she put one in her mouth as far back as she could on her tongue, and then tried to swallow it. Guess what? She gagged and choked and sputtered. Finally, red in the face, she was able to get most of it down. The rest of it was smeared across the back of her throat, I suppose, in the attempt.

I said, “Mother, that’s not the way to take an aspirin. Let me show you.” I took some vitamins, threw them in my mouth, and drank them right down. She was amazed. “Mother, it’s all in the technique,” I said. “You don’t put the aspirin on the back of your tongue, you put it in the concavity of your tongue and it just floats down. She tried it and it worked. It isn’t difficult to swallow an aspirin when you do it the right way. It’s ghastly when you do it the wrong way.

So it is with virtually anything in life. It isn’t that difficult when we do it the right way, but it’s terribly difficult when we do it the wrong way. God’s Word shows us the right way for virtually everything we deal with in life. Let us trust God today. Let us do things God’s way, and see the truth of His Word.

Question to ponder:
Can you think of anything in your life right now that you may be possibly attempting to handle in a wrong way?