“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” This proverb deals with human perception vs. reality. What seems the right path of life may well turn out to lead to dire consequences. We are so easily deceived, and we easily deceive ourselves. We don’t see things accurately, and we are terrible at interpreting our circumstances. We see our world with self-orientation. Our opinions and experiences color our chances at objectivity. “If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.”
Not one inch of us is fit for heaven. Not one cell. We and our world are totally depraved. Everything natural leads us away from Him. We need completely new eyes, that are new creations, to see the world correctly. Once I heard someone teach: if it comes naturally to you, then it isn’t from God.
The proverb calls on the wise to constantly question and evaluate their life path. The wise are to look beneath the surface of appearances, particularly if the right way seems easy.