Are you on the right road? Do you have a good map to avoid wrong turns? If you stay on the highway of the upright, you will save yourself much trouble. The Bible marks the road well, but there are many confusing and enticing turns to get you lost. The winners in the race of life, the children of God, stay on the highway of the upright (Is 35:8-10).
Solomon’s Proverbs are a goldmine of metaphors. The highway of the upright is the lifestyle of wise and godly men (Pr 2:20; 4:18; 12:28). They hate evil and avoid it as much as possible, like Job and David (Pr 13:6; 15:24; Job 1:1; Ps 101:1-8). They know where they are going, and they resist any temptation for a wrong turn (Pr 4:14-15; 14:8).
There is more than one road in life. There is the way of the wicked, which you should avoid with great fear (Pr 1:15; 4:19; 15:9; 22:5). If you wander out of the highway of the upright, you will live a painful life in the congregation of the dead (Pr 13:15; 21:16).
You must wisely understand the road you choose each day (Pr 4:25-27; 14:8; 19:16). Men will invite you to go their way (Pr 16:29; 28:10). They will despise you for choosing the right way (Pr 29:27). Your heart will trick you into the wrong way (Pr 16:25; 21:2).
Trust your map – the Bible (Pr 3:5-6; 19:3; 21:29). The farther you go on the highway of the upright, the clearer and easier the way (Pr 4:18; 10:9). Train your children in the good and right way (Pr 22:6; 23:19). Prepare to be an old man in the right way (Pr 16:31).