An Intervention

Reading for Today: Proverb Chapter 26

Gold Nugget
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 an addict of drugs or alcohol. The addict is aware of the cameras, but is told it is a documentary about the life of a user. They do not reveal the real intent of the show is to end with an intervention from the family. As someone who takes the rescuing life and soul seriously, I take a real interest in how people react to others that try to intervene. My heart breaks for the families who suffer from the effects that sin has over the user. The description of sin and it’s power over a non-believer is illustrated explicitly through these situations. 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 over us. The person addicted to drugs or alcohol is too 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, a teen that rebels or the parent that's a workaholic - being "wise in your own eyes" will lead to destruction. We all need to acknowledge any 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 without regard for others.

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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