Reading for Today: Proverb Chapter 26
Verse 12: “Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”
I’ve watched several episodes of a television series titled, “Intervention”. The show is a documentary that follows someone addicted to drugs or alcohol. Eventually they reveal the intent of the show is to conclude with an intervention from the family. My heart breaks for the families who suffer from the effects that sin has over the user. We know the bible describes the work of the cross and sacrifice of Jesus as sufficient to not only forgive sin, but set us free from its power of sin over us. The person addicted to drugs or alcohol is often blind to their bondage. They often believe they can quit anytime. They are like todays gold nugget that reads, “Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”
Whether it is a family member that forsakes sobriety, a spouse that abandons loyalty, or a teen that rebels against their parents, being "wise in your own eyes" will lead to destruction. We need to acknowledge sin in our lives and making necessary changes. If we don’t, we are as foolish as the man in today’s “gold nugget” that sees everything with His own perspective to his own downfall..
Lord, help us to be mindful of the power the sacrifice you made on the cross is in or lives. Help us to avoid being "wise in our own eyes", but allow a true reflection of who we are to provoke change. Amen
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