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An Alternate Route

Matthew 2:12

And being warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their own country by another route.

1 Corinthians 10:13 promises that God will always provide a way of escape from temptation for us. That is exactly what he did with the wise men after they had worshiped Jesus. To go back and report everything to Herod would place the baby in danger, and God provided a warning and another route for the wise men. We would be wise to follow their example.

Many times, we know there is danger or temptation lurking, but our weakness or our curiosity draws us to that place. Whenever we sense temptation or danger, we should heed God’s warning and take another route. In taking God’s alternate route, we protect our destiny and God’s purpose in our lives.

The alternate route may not always be the easiest or the shortest route. In fact, it may not even make sense to take that route under normal circumstances. God would not warn us, however, if His alternate route were not absolutely necessary. We may never know the full extent of the protection we encounter when He redirects us. We simply must take a new route in faith that God knows what He is doing.

Has God redirected you or altered your plans in any way? Is there a place where you know you should not return? Rest in full assurance that your new path is a road to victory. God will protect His true worshipers, and He will make sure your destiny and His purpose are fulfilled according to His plan. Trust this new path, knowing that God has gone before you and prepared your way.

Have a blessed day!

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