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A Daily Study of God's Word for Christian Sportsmen January 31, 2010
Today's Photograph.... One Of Those Wide Trails (MQ)

Bible Study Verse
Matthew 7:13-14
"Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it. How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it." (HCSB)

Thoughts
When I go hunting, I often find myself walking back to camp in the dark. This can be a little unnerving at times. So I try to find a wide path to follow and prefer a wood cutter's old trail. These trails crisscross the area I hunt and are easy to follow. But, be careful, easy can sometimes be dangerous.

There have been a few times I got on the wrong trail and had to backtrack a great distance to return to where I should have been. I was reminded this week of the scriptural teaching how narrow is the gate and how difficult is the road that God wants us to follow.

A friend recently found one of those wide trails and decided to follow it. He has not realized that he chose the wrong trail. There has been much destruction along the way and relationships have been broken.

The backtrack will painful. This is not a time for him to strike out on his own. Only by God's mercy and grace will his relationships be restored.
(Ernie W)

Action Point
So what can be done now? Our first thought might be to go it alone and repair the relationships ourselves. Now is the time to stay on an established path. The right path, though narrow, is available to us through God. As a Christian, the only way we can have truly good relationships is through a right relationship with God.

The first step to getting back on the narrow road is to seek God and ask His forgiveness. Proverbs 3:5- 7 tells us to, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths. Don't consider yourself to be wise; fear the LORD and turn away from evil," (HCSB). We must ask Him to repair our relationships.

This might be a long and painful time. We cannot do this on our own. We need to find godly men to help us by praying with us and making us accountable for our choices.


Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
Don't wait until the first day of your hunt to find the right path to and from camp. Spend time during the pre- season scouting the paths as well as looking for the spot you will hunt.

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