The Bible is such a wonderful book. It tells us about the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. But it is not just a book of doctrine. The Psalms are marvelous poetry. And it is also full or practical wisdom. Today’s devotional is an example. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Proverbs 4:14-15 (ESV)Do not enter the path of the wicked,
and do not walk in the way of the evil.
Avoid it; do not go on it;
turn away from it and pass on.
“I have read of a lady who wanted a coachman. She advertised for one; three presented themselves. She called them in, one by one, and she said to the first, ‘My good man, you want a coachman’s place, do you?’ ‘Yes, m’m.’ ‘Well, there is one question I want to ask you, — How near to danger could you drive me?’ ‘Well, m’m, I think I could drive within a yard.’ ‘You won’t do for me,’ said she. A second one was brought in, and she said to him, after asking other questions, ‘How near to danger could you drive?’ ‘Well m’m, for the matter of that, I could drive you within a hair’s breadth.’ ‘You won’t do for me,’ she said, ‘you are not the sort of driver I want.’ The third was introduced; he was a careful soul, and when the question was put to him, ‘How near could you drive to danger?’ he said, ‘If you please, m’m, I never tried that; I always drive as far off as ever I can.’ Said she, ‘You will do very well; you are just the coachman I want.’ I would recommend you all to imitate that coachman; not to try how near you can drive to danger, but to say, ‘My business is to drive as far off as I can;’ not to try how much you can endure of that which is not right, but how much you can avoid it, pass it by, and not mingle with it.”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1899), p. 320]