Walk In Wisdom… “He who trusts in himself is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom is kept safe.” Proverbs 28:26
Those who walk in wisdom recognize the foolishness of self-trust. Many times there has already been the pain of walking through life without the Lord and the sad experience of self-destructive behavior. Walking alone through life leads to loneliness, feeling lost and a solitary soul. Fools flounder for lack of friends and direction, however the wise are surrounded with mentors and godly guides who protect them from themselves.
“He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm” (Proverbs 13:20). Who do you walk with day in and day out, on the job and away from work? Does your spouse trust those with whom you spend your free time? Are your influencers at work men and women of impeccable integrity? It’s walking with the wise that brings you wisdom and discernment. Wisdom surrounds itself with those who will say to you what you don’t want to hear. Wise friends are not afraid to tell you the truth.
Therefore, shun self-reliance and instead rely on the wisdom of the Lord and His godly followers. Ask your parents what they think. Many times He gives them a unique and accurate assessment of your needs because of their God given authority in your life. Trust in self is a slippery slope into insignificance, but trust in the Lord grows your wisdom and expands your influence. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take” (Proverbs 3:5-6, NLT). Do I prayerfully walk in wisdom as my regular routine in life?
What did I learn from the Lord in today’s Bible reading?
How will I respond?
March 5, 2021
“We can choose to forgive the person who has hurt us and not allow the memory to control our lives. In that sense, we can forgive and forget.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – March 5, 2021 By Guest Writer: Sharon Jaynes As far as the east is from the west, so far [...]
March 4, 2021
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March 3, 2021
“Love is what keeps me free to grow a robust trust in the Lord, and a humility to learn the ways of the Lord.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – March 3, 2021 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5, NASB I [...]