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Take the Road Less Traveled

Compline Evening Worship

Take the Road Less Traveled

Text:  Psalm 1


I shall be telling this with a sigh | Somewhere ages and ages hence: | Two roads diverged in a wood, and I– | I took the one less traveled by | And that has made all the difference.

That famous ending to a poem by Robert Frost has been quoted by sojourners for decades.  From high school graduates to college graduates and even down to preschool graduates; from the newly dating to newlyweds; from the middle aged to the old aged—countless people have found inspiration in taking “the road less traveled.”

The writer of the first psalm presents to us two roads, two roads that go in wildly diverging paths.  One is frequented by most people.  One is truly a road less traveled.  One road is the way of the wicked to hell.  One road is the way of the righteous to heaven.  This evening the psalm writer encourages us to plant ourselves on the road less traveled—the way of the righteous—and that will make all the difference. Read the rest of this entry