Chapter-a-Day Jeremiah 7

Loop 101 and Interstate 17 Interchange (3)
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“Tell them all this, but don’t expect them to listen. Call out to them, but don’t expect an answer.” Jeremiah 7:27 (MSG)

Jesus said that the path that leads to life is a narrow footpath, the way is difficult, and few find their way onto its trecherous terrain. Other other hand, Jesus said the path to death is a superhighway with plenty of spacious on-ramps. Most people find their way to it because it’s always easy to go with the flow of traffic and most people prefer to hit the interstate, hit the cruise control, and go where everyone else is going.

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

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