Luke 3:4, 8—“Prepare a pathway for the Lord’s coming! Make a straight road for him! Prove by the way you live that you have really turned from your sins and turned to God.”
Romans 12:1—“…I plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice….”
Proverbs 4:25-27—“Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; then stick to the path and stay safe. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.”
1 Peter 3:11—“Turn away from evil and do good….”
Let’s prepare the way for Jesus in every area of our lives by repenting of any sin His Holy Spirit points out and turning to God. His path will be made straight as we sanctify, purify, and devote ourselves entirely to Him. So let’s present ourselves as living sacrifices—holy, entirely His.
And then, “…Let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily hinders our progress. And let us run with endurance the race that God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from start to finish….” – Hebrews 12:1-2 (All quotes New Living Translation)