One small vowel makes the difference. It doesn’t take much effort to be one or the other. It’s a choice we all have. You see, Jesus wants our whole heart, not half a heart with the other half on the main chance. We can’t be half better and half bitter. It’s just not done. Robert Frost says it so well in his poem, The Road Not Taken.
He speaks of two diverging paths and he wanted to travel on them both. He thought about which one to take. One was heavily traveled, the other quite grassy and footstep free. He knew it unlikely that he would come back to travel the second one.
He wisely took the one less traveled and he says quite boldly, “That has made all the difference”
What is your road like, my friends? Lots of traffic with bad influences? Or demanding strong, deliberate footsteps, demanding our better side prevail? The Christian Road less traveled rarely meets the approval of the world.
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”(1 Corinthians 15:33, NIV)
“Come now, and let us reason together,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, they shall be like wool.(Isaiah 1:18, AMP)