What Does the Bible Say About Crossroads in Life?
There are times in life when you find yourself at a crossroads. We can choose to fear these decisions, or we can trust God and obey him. Whatever the choice, Jesus is with you and wants you to choose “the good way,” and this will result in peace in your soul.
Jesus came to his crossroads
Jesus came to his crossroads in life at a very critical moment. While many people might not know this, Jesus knew that he would die. That would mean that he would not ascend into Heaven. Pilate was also at a crossroads, as he had to decide whether or not to betray Jesus. Judas was also at a crossroads. He had to decide whether to betray Christ or to remain loyal to him.
We all face crossroads in life. The decision we make at a crossroads affects the rest of our lives. From Jacob wrestling with the angel at Peniel, to Jesus Christ at the Garden of Gethsemane, we are all at a crossroads in life. The decision we make at a crossroads will either lead us closer to God or further away from him.
Paul met God at his Damascus crossroads
It is possible that Paul met God at his Damascu’s crossroads, but it is also possible that Jesus appeared in a cloud, pillar of fire, or burning bush. Because God is spirit, he can appear anywhere. But when Paul saw Jesus, he was completely changed. He had encountered God, and he now realized that God is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
At this point in history, Christianity was growing rapidly. Its followers, called Christians, were being persecuted. Yet the disciples of Jesus were able to survive. At the time, the people in Damascus were largely Jewish, and Christians were a minority in their town. However, Christianity had a much wider scope, and it was spreading everywhere.
Cain refused to do what was right
The biblical account of Cain’s deed teaches us a great lesson. He had no idea that murder was wrong, and he did it premeditatedly, believing that he was doing a good thing. God judges him for his actions and sends him away from the godly society, spending the rest of his life as a fugitive.
The story of Cain and Abel teaches us that we are to follow God and do right. Despite our good intentions, we sometimes fail to live up to our responsibilities, and we have to make difficult decisions. Cain’s choice at a crossroads in life is no different. It takes courage to make the right choice, and to take a stand against sin.
King Saul continually disobeyed God
King Saul continually disobeyed God in important crossroads in his life. His rash decisions cost him everything he owned, including his life. He was impatient, foolish, and vengeful. He also sought help from a witch and sought to kill those who had sinned against him. Although Samuel helped Saul lead his nation, the two men were not the same, and he made mistakes and miscalculated his fate.
Saul was chosen by God as king, but his failures in this role are rooted in his arrogance and selfishness. He was a man of ambition, and did not consult God before making important decisions. He always had an excuse for his actions, even when the consequences later became apparent. Samuel had warned him that if he failed to follow the Lord, his kingdom would be lost, and his sons would not inherit it.
Lot refused to do what was right
When we come to crossroads in life, it can be a daunting and emotional experience. We may feel paralyzed or unable to make a choice, and we may worry we’re taking the wrong path. But it’s important to remember that there is no right path – any well-intentioned path will lead to better places and open doors we never dreamed of.