Moral Compass

Reading for Today: Proverb Chapter 28

Gold Nugget

Verse 26: "He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But whoever walks wisely will be delivered."

Put on a blindfold, spin in circles real fast several times and attempt to start walking zero degrees north. Only by absolute luck could you be walking "near" the right direction. Even if you think that you have a 1 in 4 chance, you are wrong. Closer to 1 in 360 degree chance. Depending on how far you plan on going in a given direction determines how accurate you must be. Being "within" one degree of the right direction at the start can still end up miles off over a given distance. The only sure way to maintain true direction is to travel with a compass. Using our "internal" compass is as dependable as the foolish person mentioned in today's "gold nugget" who trusts in his own heart.

Our own devices can mislead us and will surely put us in a trap, but trusting in the sound provisional direction of greater knowledge than ourselves will provide escape. The Lord and usually a direct word from Him in scripture, will measure how accurate and true the direction we are traveling in actually is. I find it truly sad when someone is convinced that the path they are on is the right one when it is in absolute conflict with scripture and sound wisdom. We are either too prideful and want to believe that we are fully capable of making our own way, or we are too rebellious to give up a path that pleases us for the now. Either way, the end is a trap and will cause us great sorrow and shame.


Lord, help us to be humble enough to submit to you and your will and obedient enough to follow it when it is revealed. Amen

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