Pr. 2:9: “Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path.”
Not all paths are equal. In order to understand the good paths, we must encounter God.
Saul is an amazing example of this. He is found in Acts 9 “still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord.” He had already wreaked havoc of the church, imprisoned men and women, and consented to the stoning of Stephen. He is now found journeying on a path to Damascus prepared to bind and bring back to Jerusalem any he found that belonged to Christ.
However, as he journeyed a light suddenly shone around him from heaven and He encountered the Lord. The Lord pointed Saul to a different path. Of this man who had persecuted the Lord (vs. 4), the Lord said, “He is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel.”
And that is just what Saul (later called Paul) did. If you follow Paul’s path after his encounter with the Lord, you will find that he preached the name of Jesus Christ far and wide, and trained others to do the same. In addition, 14 books in the Bible are letters written by Paul. He is still preaching the name of Jesus Christ today!
Encountering God certainly enabled Paul to understand and keep to a good path. When we are looking for the good path, we needn’t look any further than the Lord. As God’s chosen vessels, I wonder what we’ve been chosen to bear?