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A Highway of Holiness
A highway shall be there, and a road, And it shall
be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it, But it
shall be for others. Whoever walks the road, although a fool, Shall not go
astray. (Isaiah 35:8)
The nation of Israel was designed to have a place
where other nations of the world could come to worship the true God. The temple
in Jerusalem was to be the center from which the good news of God’s salvation
would spread to every corner of the world. But those who were supposed to be
God’s people forsook Him and practiced every kind of sin. Rather than being
ambassadors for God, they disgraced His holy name. Rather than attracting the
nations of the earth to God, they became stumbling blocks to those who were
seeking the true God. The Israelites fell so far from God’s original intent
that God judged them and sent them into exile. Yet God promised that one day
His people would be an avenue by which others could find salvation.
It is God’s desire that anywhere there is a
Christian, God has a way for people to learn of His salvation (Rom. 10:14–15).
Whenever an unbeliever meets a Christian, the unbeliever ought to be face to
face with everything he needs to know in order to follow Christ.
Sadly, however, Christians can be like the
Israelites of Isaiah’s day. We can be so involved in our sin that we are
completely disoriented to God, ill-equipped to direct others to Him. If our
lives are filled with hypocrisy, we may turn people away from God, rather than
helping them come to Him. If our lives are filled with doubt or anger, we will
impede others from coming to Christ. Our lives ought to be a highway of
holiness, providing easy access to God for anyone around us who seeks Him. Ask
God to remove any obstacle in your life that hinders others from coming to know