Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Wisdom and Peace (Proverbs 3:13, 17)

Today’s scripture: Proverbs 3:13, 17

Ah, wisdom.

I’d like to think of myself as wise, but unfortunately, I have a history of making unwise choices. My twenty-year rebellion included many, many decisions that led me farther and farther from the Lord. And I didn’t have peace. None at all.

Even after I recommitted my life to the Lord, I still made some unwise choices because I was still trying to do things on my own, control my own destiny.

Several years ago, however, I finally “wised up” and realized that I really couldn’t handle things well on my own and that I needed to be willing to give everything—heart, soul, mind, and strength to the Lord, and in His wisdom, I could lead that life of “pleasantness” and “peace.”

Now, I’d like to say that I’ve become wise, but that just wouldn’t be true. My wisdom—if indeed I have any—comes from the Lord.

When I come to Him and seek His will, then He gives me the ability to make wise choices.

When I read His word and learn more of what He wants from me, then my ways really are pleasant.

When I pray to Him and listen to His voice, then my paths really are peace.

Do you want wisdom to make the right choices? True wisdom comes from God. And true peace can come as a result of making wise, God-directed decisions. Talk to God and ask Him for wisdom to guide your paths.

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