“There’s a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof is disastrous.” This is what Proverbs 14:12 says. Man has some pretty good ideas and has come up with some pretty good inventions and we help each other out in lots of ways. But when we fool with concerns that God has established in His word, we usually get ourselves into deep trouble.

The proposal to allow people to change the sex on their birth certificates without sex-change procedures got scrapped in January 2007 when the New York City Board of Health unexpectedly withdrew the motion. Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden, who had enthusiastically supported the plan only a month before, told The New York Times that institutions such as hospitals and jails had raised concerns the board hadn’t considered, such as, would female patients end up in hospital beds next to men? Would male inmates wind up in women’s cell blocks? “This is something we hadn’t thought through, frankly,” Frieden said. “What the birth certificate shows does have implications beyond what the birth certificate shows.”

I remember a TV show what I was a kid. It was called, “Father Knows Best.” Each episode ended the same. One of the kids had a crazy idea of some kind, but Dad’s way always proved to be the best. It’s the same today. Our heavenly Father always knows best. The longer I live the more I’m convinced that I should not “lean on my own understanding, but trust in the Lord with all my heart.” He always knows best! Even when it hurts.

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.” Proverbs 14:12