The best and greatest gift any child will ever receive from the parents is that of the solid foundation in God. The book of Proverbs makes it crystal that when a child has been established in the right path, he will find his way amid thick darkness of life.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
The child may not appreciate the way he is being told to go, but that will be his saving grace in the days ahead. Living for God and His righteousness may not be interesting to the child, but making sure the child stays in the "way" as your obligation as a parent is a duty that the child will grow up to appreciate later in life.
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
As a child, there will always be ways that comes to you as opportunities to experience what you have not had before. Of the truth, such way may seem right but will turn out to be a shipwreck.
"The Way" had presented itself to man by the name Joseph Isreal in a grand style, which he had the opportunity to have amazed wealth and favor, but he choosed to run away from it. Brethren, there are opportunities that you have to run away from for the one from God to Come as it is written in the book of thessalonica.
1 Thessalonians 5:22
Abstain from all appearance of evil.
"The Way" may come as a lady undressing for a young man to experience free sex in the absence of people, and indulgence in other sexual impurities or, "The Way" May come as an opportunity to run away from the home into loose freedom and association with drugs and other related vices.
There is one thing that is very constant in "The Way" and that is DEATH!
One may ask, since I have been into "The Way" why am I not dead? Good question! The answer is that all your potential and resources has been drained from you by the devil and the empty life you are living is as good as being dead. "Way makes" one's life a burial ground or a latrin.
"The Way" drains the finances of men and destroys their businesses and makes them a prey or a servant to the devil.
When you see a young man or woman who has lost control of certain things in their lives, becoming addicted to them, the person has gone into "The Way" that seems right...
Part of the reason why Jesus Christ came to this world, taking on the form of the flesh was so that through His death, those that have been snared in "The Way"might have redemption from their bondage and salvation for their souls.
Even if you have gone to the end of "The Way", Jesus saves and saves to the later.
Let us Pray.
Father in the Name of Jesus, I thank you for your sons and daughters you have brought across this message. I ask that every yoke of bondage that has kept them in "The Way" to destruction be broken in the Name of Jesus! I set them Free into perfect liberty in Jesus Name. The Grace to walk in the path of truth and righteousness , receive it in Jesus Name! Amen.
Please identify with any Bible believing church and grow in fellowship with the brethren. God bless you. Shalom!