Proverbs 14:12 reveals: “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end, it leads to death.” The path that appears right to many is not necessarily the path God wants us to take. Jesus came to show us how to "have life, and have it to the full" (John 10:10), but living that life often means going against the current of our culture. Paul teaches: “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you” (Romans 12:2, NLT). In a culture going in the opposite direction of God, Jesus’ teachings show us how to paddle upstream to embrace His greater purpose for our lives.