So far, we have talked about four paths of life you can have as a human being. The first path is the path charted by God inside you (in the eternal paths of your life) that comes out like that star that travelled its course and burst out into the sky for those astrologers (the wise men) in the bible to see.
They wondered at the star and followed it and it led them to Nazareth. When they got to Nazareth, they made a foolish mistake – they went to the house of Herod and the Bible infers in Matthew 2: 1 - 10 that when they entered into the house of Herod, they did not see the star anymore until they left Herod’s house.
They asked Herod who was seeking to kill Jesus of the location of birth of the King of the Jews. After Herod confirmed where Christ would be born and the time the wise men saw the star, he sent them on their way and told them to report back to him when they found Christ so he could go to worship him, but his intention was to kill the child.
Just like these astrologers, many people lose sight of the path charted by God in their hearts by asking the wrong person or wrong institution for counsel, instead of asking the Holy Spirit or consulting the Bible.
PRAYER: Lord, show me any area in my life where I am following wrong counsel and give me the wisdom and counsel I need to correct my course. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: 1 Samuel 17:1-18:4, John 8:21-30, Psalm 111:1-10, Proverbs 15:11