How Wise Are You? – August 2

August 2, 2011

BIBLE READING PLAN:    Proverbs 1-6

MEDITATION VERSE:   Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.   In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.   Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.  Proverbs 3:5-7


  • The result of not acknowledging your guide on a trek to the summit of Mount Everest would probably result in your death.  You would find yourself off of the path and be lost.  Acknowledging God in all our ways keeps us behind our guide and on the straight path. 
  • The straight path is narrow and difficult and we cannot stay on it without our guide.  We can’t figure it out.  Life requires a guide to stay on course.
  •  How can we stand and gaze at evil?  Why do we long evil?  Why do we choose sin? We do not turn away from evil because we don’t have an adequate fear of the Lord.  We are relying upon our own understanding that our actions are without significant consequences.  That is the opposite of wisdom – it is foolishness. 
  • The frequency of my turning away from evil is a measure of my wisdom.
  • I get into so much trouble when I think I have it all figured out.  When I think I have it all figured out is when I don’t rely on God.  Why would I need to rely on God, I have it all figured out. 
  • My prayer life is a good indicator of whether I am leaning on my own understanding and am considering myself wise or whether I am trusting in the Lord, acknowledging Him, and seeking His guidance.

PRAYER:    Lord, Forgive me for a pride filled heart.  Forgive me for not acknowledging you in all my ways.  Teach me to fear you; teach me to trust you with all of my heart.  Lord make straight my path.  Amen

The above is my Bible Reading Plan.  I am providing it in hopes that it will encourage you to start one of your own.

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