Many things in our lives need clarification if we want to be sure that others understand our positions or ideas. Some of them are easy to clarify, others a little more difficult. The Bible, however, is very clear on everything God wants us to do and know. There is one thing we should all agree on: it’s not the things in the Bible that present a problem that might keep us awake at night. It’s the things in the Bible that we understand and don’t apply to our lives each day.
Solomon, once again, reminds us that we are not for one moment to think that we are self-sufficient: “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.” Once again we are reminded that first things must always be first: “Fear the Lord, for that is where wisdom begins.” Wisdom does not come from within - no matter how well educated we are.
Paul picked up this theme in Romans: “...test and approve what God's will is....” The one who thinks he is wise, who leans on his personal understanding and the understanding that comes from the world’s wisdom, is in danger. On the other hand, God honors and rewards those who are willing to admit they need His wisdom, and then follow it!
And the reward for those who seek and follow His wisdom? It will “bring health to our bodies and nourishment to our bones.” Following God’s wisdom will enable us to make good, ethical, profitable, wise, and sound decisions. Those who obey His laws and turn from evil will find themselves living a healthy, happy, wholesome, and fulfilling lifestyle!
Scripture constantly reminds us of the consequences of sin and unconfessed sin. And whatever it asks us to do is always in our best interests. Live right and find health and happiness.
Prayer: Thank You, Father, for making life’s choices clear and simple to follow. With Your help we can succeed. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Proverbs 3:7-8 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.