Who is wise? Let them realize these things.
Who is discerning? Let them understand.
The ways of the Lord are right;
the righteous walk in them,
but the rebellious stumble in them.

Hosea 14:9

Something that is odd to me about the internet age is that there are user generated reviews for everything, and I’m not just talking about the banana slicer on Amazon. People leave reviews on hiking trails. There’s even an entire site dedicated to sharing them!

These reviews can vary wildly between two accounts, with some visitors loving the experience and others miserably hating it. How does that happen? It’s the same trail every time, after all?

There is one thing that changed between the 5 star review and the 1 star review: the hiker. What we experience as the Christian walk will be wildly different from a person who doesn’t have a priority on following God. The path will be much harder!

So what can we do except to praise God and walk on.

Ethan Kirl