Words for the Wise
In the Word
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice (Proverbs 12:15).
Of the Word
Although it seemed right at the time, driving the wrong way caused loss of precious time. “Oh, if only I’d stopped to ask directions!” the driver moaned. Life can be much the same when we are spiritually lost because we have either not asked for, or have ignored, the good advice of others.
… a wise man listens to advice (Proverbs 12:15b), says the writer of Proverbs.
A lost driver can ask for directions or check a map or GPS. A lost soul can find direction in God’s Word. Jesus tells us, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life” (John 14:6b).The psalmist reminds us, Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you (Psalm 55:22a). And we have the comforting promise that nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:39b).
How thankful we can be that God’s words have impact on our daily lives. They are the words of love and grace that take us into eternity with Him!
A Point to Ponder: What wise advice from God will guide my way today?
Walking with my Lord
Lord God, thank You for Your Word, which gives direction for my life. Help me to listen, understand, and follow the guidance that You have given to me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.