Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse,
who leave the straight paths to walk in dark ways,
who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,
whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways. Proverbs 2:12-15
Presumably if you’re reading this, you are on the Straight Path. You know the Truth. And you are seeking ways of avoiding the crooked paths. The crooked paths are easy to spot but there are many of them. But, let’s be honest, there are many more crooked paths than the one Straight Path we travel on. There are many things that would trip us up, many voices we hear, many pulling us in different directions. It’s not easy to stay on that Straight Path, but you know it’s necessary. Unfortunately, there are even those who have walked on the Straight Path but have since strayed. You know about them and grieve for them, but every time you see them you are also reminded of the path they now pursue.
Perhaps you know one such person. Pray for that person today. Pray that they would return to their first love. Pray that God would do what He needs to steer them in the right direction. Then pray that God will give you wisdom (and strength) to avoid those crooked paths.