"The LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the path of the wicked leads to destruction,” Psalm 1:6
Many years ago when the Upper Peninsula of Michigan was a wilderness, two men set out on foot to reach a mining camp in the dead of winter. After walking some distance, it began to snow heavily, and the path was covered. They kept going, and with a sigh of relief they came upon footprints showing that they must be near their destination. Fortunately a Native American approached and told them they were walking in what he called the “death track”; they’d been walking in a circle.
God watches over the path of the godly, but the ungodly--those who distance themselves from God--have placed themselves outside of the reach of divine guidance and protection. The deeds of the righteous will have eternal significance, because living for God is their aim in life. Their deeds are carved in stone, while the achievements of the wicked are written in the sand. “Just one life, twill soon be past; only what’s done for God will last.”