Wisdom Wednesday

Give careful thought to the paths for your feet
and be steadfast in all your ways.
Do not turn to the right or the left;
keep your foot from evil.

Proverbs 4:26-27

I remember the first time I skied down a double black run at Perisher. Well, more like tumbled down. It was icy on the slopes and I kept edging as best I could (going across the slope rather than straight down). But eventually, I caught some ice and that was it. The truth is, I shouldn’t have been there in the first place.

So many of our deepest troubles are a result of being somewhere we shouldn’t. The bane of many young men is being alone in our room with a device. Or maybe it’s having a 1-1 meeting with a work colleague in an overly private space.

The writer of Proverbs warns us. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet. Because all it takes sometimes is one slip. Not every small slip results in a great tumble. But most great tumbles begin with a small slip. Every time we edge out beyond where we should be, we are inviting greater trouble.

Where are you in danger? Are you giving careful thought to the path you are walking? Where might you need to pull back before it’s too late. Be wise today.

For Today:
  • Ask someone else if they are worried about any of your decisions.
  • Is there someone you are worried about, who might be close to a tumble?
  • Pray that God would keep you from evil.

  • Praise the Father for His grace and patience with foolish sinners.
    Give thanks for Christ who forgives our sins and shows us how to walk the path of righteousness. 
  • Ask God for His Holy Spirit to help you and others keep your feet on the right paths.
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