I enjoy trying to work Sudoku puzzles. I do OK with the easy ones, but the more difficult ones usually leave me baffled. Sometimes I will get almost all the spaces filled in before finding out that I have made a mistake somewhere along the line. I had put a number in the wrong place, and it kept me from getting the puzzle right. While it is a bit frustrating, in the long run it’s no big deal to mess up a puzzle.
It’s tragic however, for people to think that they have life figured out, only to discover in the end that they made a costly mistake. Instead of putting God in the right place, they put something else or someone else in His place, and their entire lives were wasted.
Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.”
Jesus says, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33).