Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3: 5-7
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Certainly in the ancient middle-east, the paths of travel were anything but straight. To traverse from point A to point B was crooked, rugged, and sometimes so obstructed that the only course was to take the long way around. Maps were not always available and unreliable at best. Travel was treacherous, frightening and dangerous for many who made the journey.
The writer of Proverbs promised a better way that could be well understood by those of His time follow the lead of the Master Map Maker who could bring them safely and with less effort, to their destination. We can still apply this ancient wisdom to our journey through life today. Only God can see our future, the unseen paths that lay ahead. Trust Him to get us to our destinations safely, quickly and with joy in each step.