There used to be a television show in which landscape artists and contractors picked out a house in a neighborhood to improve the house's "curb appeal." The transformations were often incredible, the houses ended up being much more attractive, and the owners were usually elated.
In our lives, we may often find ourselves at a crossroads, a choice between two actions or two paths. One path may be lined with beautiful plants and picket fences. It may have great "curb appeal." The other path may be lined with brambles and thorns. It may seem dark and foreboding. But we must choose one.
Twice the Scriptures repeat this verse:
Proverbs 14:12 Proverbs 16:25