Written by cycleguy on July 27th, 2018

For anyone who knows me there is one movie I have a real problem with. No, it is not immoral. No, it is not (that I know of) terribly unbiblical. I’m pretty sure the PC police will find something wrong with it somewhere, if they haven’t already done so.  I. just. don’t. like. it. I suppose that makes me unAmerican. But that’s the facts. What movie? Here’s my illustration…and your hint:

When Dorothy’s house landed in Munchkin Land, killing the Wicked Witch of the North and throwing all the Munchkins into a tizzy of a celebration, all Dorothy wanted to know was, “How do I get home?” The Munchkins didn’t know. They told her she would need to go to Oz and ask the wizard. She was told to “Follow the Yellow Brick Road.”

There was only one road to Oz. It began right there in Munchkin Land, where Dorothy’s house had landed, and looked like a spiral until it ended up in Oz. To stay on that road would take her to her destination, the Wizard of Oz, fake though he was. To get off that road led everywhere but Oz.

The question of choice has always been a discussion point in religious circles. I won’t be talking about that Sunday morning. What I will be preaching about is that life is a series of choices-some we make are wise and some we make are rather foolish. The choice we make determines our path; the path we choose influences our choices. My Scripture this Sunday is Proverbs 1:8-30. Which path will you choose to trek on?

Your prayers would be appreciated.


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Linda Stollh says:

    Am I the only one in the world who’s never seen that movie?


    I’m reading through Proverbs these days. Your sermon sounds compelling and much needed. Preach it, brother …

  2. floyd samons says:

    I’m not a huge fan of the movie, but my youngest had a music book with all the songs from the movie that I’d sing to her when she was very young… plus I did play the tin man in a junior high school play…

    I was just thinking about this very subject this morning. I’ve made some bad decisions in life, personal and business wise.

    What I know for sure is this; when I make decisions while not walking close to our Father, even when they seem sound, are always the wrong ones…

    • cycleguy says:

      I know I have made some bad decisions all the way around Floyd. And as you state, those came from not walking close to the Father. Life would certainly be different in the rear view if I had been.