Frank Sinatra’s song “My Way” expresses one of America’s highest aspirations/ideals, that of the self-made man, the self-sufficient/reliant woman; we don’t need anyone. I’m autonomous/independent. I’ll do things my way. I’ll make my decisions. I don’t need anyone else. That’s really the opposite of what we see in Scripture.
Psalm 1 teaches us that choosing our own road/pathway only leads to destruction/despair. In order to have hope we need to walk along the pathway of God’s instruction.
Scripture: Psalm 1