Proverbs 14:12 - A Way That Seemeth Right.

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There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the
ways of death. Prov 14:12 (KJV)

What may appear to be a shortcut to success may in fact be a highway to
disaster. [Believer's SB]

The ways of carelessness, of worldliness, and of sensuality, seem right to
those that walk in them; but self-deceivers prove self-destroyers. [Matthew
Henry Commentary]

The "way that seems right" may offer many options and require few
sacrifices. Easy choices, however, should make us take a second look. Is
this solution attractive because it allows me to be lazy? Because it doesn't
ask me to change my life-style? Because it requires no moral restraints? The
right choice often requires hard work and self-sacrifice. Don't be enticed
by apparent shortcuts that seem right but end in death. [Life Application

The warning is against trusting to the guidance of the conscience without
checking the conscience constantly against the teaching of the Word of God.
[SDA Commentary]

What seems right to us very often is not what is right.  The only way we can
know what is right is to go to the Author of Life and discover what He says.
 If we are not bringing the Bible to bear upon our lives, we are in danger
of drifting to what seems okay.  There is no substitute for knowing what God
says in His Word.  We cannot apply or comply if we don't know it.  Why not
determine to read through the Bible in a year? Today is a great day to begin
this project of earnestly reading and studying God's Word.   A regular
schedule of what and how much to read will help you attain your goal.  Then
you won't have to wonder about what "seems right," you'll know what is