Psalms 4:8 (NIV)
8. In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.
1 Corinthians 15:32-34 (ESV)
32 What do I gain if, humanly speaking, I fought with beasts at Ephesus? If the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.” 33 Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” 34 Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.
In peace. What a great place to be. We seek peace from so many things, yet it really only comes from the security that eternity brings. That said, there’s only one way to get there, not a multitude of possible paths. There’s one single narrow path that’s easy to find and tough to follow because it requires sacrifice and submission, service and empathy, commitment and prioritization. It requires a choice, a decision.
John 7:37 (ESV)
On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.”
Come to him on his terms. Even if you think you have it right, grace a church with your presence. Don’t get fooled by those that stray from, or add to, the red letters. Stick to the basics and look for the narrow path to eternity.