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It  Seemed  So  Right!
         "There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death."    Proverbs 14:12;
      "There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death."    Proverbs 16:25.
So often
this sincere explanation has followed a damaging course of events!
The
walk of wisdom in this world is not the walk of intellectual perceptions that justify themselves.
It is the walk of a toddler-child holding the hand of trust toward the Creator of all things.
 
 
Human beings exist in God's sight according to His original purpose that they exercise dominion over their environment as representing Him to their environment –
 "...God said, 'Let Us make man in Our image, after Our* likeness. And let them have dominion...'
Genesis 1:26.
*The plural of God,
according to Isaiah 6:8,
refers to Heaven's
Court (i.e. authority).
It is
for this reason that, when the panicking disciples of Jesus (who were experienced fishermen on that sea of Galilee) desperately woke Him for their boat was in real danger of sinking, that He first rebuked their unbelief before He addressed their problem (Matthew 8:26).
  Jesus believed the Bible's perspective of God's original design for humanity, and practiced it personally.  
See:
Christianity
Has No Rules
This was not the 'power of faith' as some so foolishly believe who follow the 'power of positive thinking'. This was, as Abraham discovered after the death of his father Terah, when he left Haran not knowing where to go (Hebrews 11:8), that –
trusting God beyond our understanding is the only God-empowered way to live.
 
It was the restoration of this spiritual principle in Abraham's life
that required him to be willing to sacrifice his beloved Isaac as a burnt offering.
See: his
3-Days of Pain
As much
as God expects us to do our intellectual homework and understand our environment, our successful way forward is not via the refinement of our intellectual capacity. It is a Relationship Walk!
 
 
Therefore, obstacles and difficulties, such as the intimidating storm on Galilee that threatened them, are simply challenges to strengthen our Relationship Walk, just as a 'hurdle' in a race is not the end –
but simply requires a higher leap to stretch the capacity of the participants.
 
This Relationship Walk is directly expressed in boldness toward the unknown, for our walk in this world is not to be guided by perceptions of what "seems right".
for, In such a child-like walk of confident trust –
"The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet." Romans 16:20.
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