Jeremiah 23:1-8 (6)
Loren D McBain writes in Leadership magazine (Vol 15 no 3) that in a NCAA cross-country championship 123 of the 128 runners missed a turn. Mike Delcavo did not miss the turn. Rather that continue alone with the other seven who now had a greater chance to win since the 123 would be disqualified in the end, he waved to the mistaken runners, urging them to follow him. He was only able to convince four other runners.
Later he was asked what the other runners thought about him taking a different route. He said, “They thought it was funny that I went the right way.”
Many today have taken the wrong way. We look for every opportunity to urge them to turn from their ways of unrighteousness but only a few respond. And yet, we who have read the rule book know that the race that is set before us leads to a great prize. Only those who follow in the footsteps of our Lord, the God of Righteousness, will make it to the end.
Yes, we who have chosen the holy way A…press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.@ Philippians 3:14 KJV