There is a guide to teach us the way that we should go and it is Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior who is the “way, the truth, and the life.” He has revealed Himself and His way to us in His Word which is the perfect rule for faith and life. Follow Christ. Follow His Word and you will be following the right Way. When at last your eyes close on earth, if you follow Him, they will not open to see Samaria, but Heaven, and Christ Jesus seated at the right hand of God.
A long a busy divided road near our home there is a Planned Parenthood. Next to the road is a sign warning drivers of danger in the event they are driving on the wrong side of the road. The sign simply says, “Wrong Way.” On occasion we use that traffic sign to draw the attention of men and women going to Planned Parenthood that they are in fact going the Wrong Way. We warn them from the Scripture that the way of murder, sinning against God, is the way of death and therefore the wrong way. We warn them that denying the Word of God and Christ the Word made flesh is the way of death and therefore the wrong way. We also tell them of the person, life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Christ for sinners like us. Calling them to repent and believe in Christ alone for salvation we show them the right way of life in Christ.
The soldiers of Jericho were going the wrong way when they went to Rahab’s house to find the spies of Israel. She told them as much when she told them the spies were not there (Joshua 2:1-8). Pharaoh was going the wrong way when he ordered the murder of every male Hebrew baby born in Egypt and the midwives told him as much when he called them to give a report (Exodus 1:15-22). So it was with the Syrian army that was sent to Dothan to capture or kill Elisha the prophet. They were going the wrong way and Elisha told them just that, “this is not the way, nor is this the city.”