Verse 7: “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and depart from evil.”
As parents we are often faced with the situation where our kids think "I got this". We can see the path they are on and where the path will lead to, but despite our best efforts, can’t turn our children away from their present course. There are certain scenarios where they will learn the lesson only by trial and error, but there are some situations where the cost is so great, we must do everything we can to turn them around. We try with gentle hands, soft words, rough hands, tough words, anything we can attempt to spare them from harm. We are older and wiser than they are, but they just will not see it. We remember how we used to be and know it is too often a part of life to learn the hard way. We know now that it is better to listen to the elders in our lives and appreciate their words. We must know also that we are still children and have the same struggles with walking in the steps ordered by our Heavenly Father.
We too often think "I've we got this", and do not depart from a course on a path to destruction or folly. We need to adhere to the words in today’s “gold nugget” that says, “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and depart from evil.” Even though we are older, we still are in a Father/child relationship with God. He is doing everything He can to turn us from bad directions. He tries with gentle hands, soft words, rough hands, tough words, anything He can to spare us from harm. Will we listen today or learn the hard way by trial, error and possible destruction? Listen to your Father, He knows best.
Lord, help us to listen to that still small voice from you that is trying to redirect us today. Help us to trust and obey you. Amen
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