Are you looking good, but you're going nowhere? Lots of people are wrong about the one thing you can't afford to be wrong about God, and how to get to Him. If you're wrong about God, it is eternally fatal.
Proverbs 14:12 of God's Word says, "There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end, it leads to death." The Bible is pretty clear here. A lot of people are on a road that looks good, but it's going nowhere. Actually, it's going to end in death. Jesus talked about that in Matthew 7:13-14 when He said, "Enter through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it; but small is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to life, and only a few find it."
Maybe you're someone who might be on a sincere road that seems very right, but that ends far away from God forever instead of with Him forever. The Bible says many are on that kind of road. It may seem like the best one, but it leads to an unpleasant end.
Only God can tell us how to get to Him, and He does in John 14:6. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father except through me." In 1 John 5:11-12 it says, "There is life in God's Son, and he that has the Son has life. He that does not have the Son of God does not have life." Do you have the Son of God in your heart?
It bothers a lot of people that Jesus is the only way. If you're trapped in a burning building and a firefighter risks his life to bring you out, you probably won't say, "Hey, wait, you mean there's only one way out of here?" No, you grab that rescuer and you say, "Thank God there is a way out."
Thank God there is one way. There wasn't until Jesus came and paid the death penalty for our sin. The Bible says, "The wages of sin is death," and someone has to die for your sin.( Romans 6:23) Your good works or anybody else's good works can't pay that death penalty. Romans 5:8 says, "God proved His love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
If you haven't pinned all your hopes on Jesus the rescuer, you're still on the road that leads to death. There are a lot of wrong ideas about the right way to God, but there's only one way to get there. That's why everything, for now and forever, depends on what you do with God's Son, Jesus. Only one lane gets you to God and gets you to heaven. It's the road that goes by the cross where Jesus died to pay for your sin. Meet Him there today.