Standing In the Middle of the Road

“Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.” -Margaret Thatcher (Prime Minister of UK 1979-1990)

Indecisiveness is very dangerous and can be deadly.  Yet, many times and for various reasons, we don’t want to choose sides or make a decision so we try to straddle the fence for a long as possible–trying desperately not to offend either opposing side.  In our spiritual walk, however, this never works.  “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.  Ye cannot serve God and mammon (Matthew 6:24).  We are of no use to God or anyone else when we refuse to take a stand. Joshua 24:15 advises to “choose ye this day whom ye will serve.”  It’s a very simple but significant and life changing decision.  Will we take a stand for Christ… or simply follow the crowd?  “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: (Matthew 7:13)”  Proverbs 16:25 also causes us to know that “there is a way that seems right to a man but the end thereof are the ways of death.”  So we must carefully count up the cost and make the right decision.

Personally, I think if I were just bent on going to hell, I’d get all the way out of the church (invisible and visible) and do it up really big and as they say “go to hell in a hand basket.” I wouldn’t stand in the middle of the road… faking and shaking as many do and, again, as they say “go to hell out of the church.”  I choose Christ!  What about you?

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