[Proverbs as Parables]: The Two Paths

There once were two paths. One was a dark way. The other way was straight.

The Dark Way was crooked, twisted and jagged. It was littered with thorns and ankle-breaking cracks in the rocks. The Straight Way was brightly lit. It was clearly marked. Although not without challenge, it brought its travelers safely to the right destination.

The Dark Way called innocent children to follow it using words sweet to the ears and promising exciting thrills.

The Straight Way called innocent children to follow it using owlish sayings.

The children had difficulty choosing which way to take. Clearly, the Straight Way was wise and smart. The Dark Way was devious and confused. But the Dark Way seemed so fun and so interesting.

Not fully known to the children, the Dark Way ended in a deep pit.

The children need rescue.

Embody the Straight Way of wisdom.

Wisdom will save you from the ways of evil men.
It will save you from men who twist their words.
Men like that have left the straight paths
to walk in dark ways.
They take delight in doing what is wrong.
They take joy in twisting everything around.
Their paths are crooked.
Their ways are not straight.
~Proverbs 2:12-15


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