Friday, September 15, 2017

Proverbs 4:23-26 NIV 2011

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.

Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.

Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be stead fast in all your ways.

 

King Solomon and the other wise men that authored Proverbs describe the import of fearing God and living wisely. Great caution is consistently given to veer from the easy tempting path. If the heart is full of good, the mouth follows. Jesus offers the same wisdom in Matthew 12:34 “You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” Eyes focused on the Lord will follow His path. Psalm 119:37, “Turn my eyes away from worthless things.” Steadfastly seeking godly wisdom strengthens sinners’ paths post salvation.

 

A 105-minute drive from Westfield Mall to Nile Shriners Golf Center, 24.9 miles, gave me tons of time to seek godly wisdom. I needed to forgive all the drivers who chose to bypass the two-mile long line of cars exiting to jump ahead keeping exit line lengthy. With no timeline it was easy to crank up the Christian radio station and cruise along. Psalm 119:33, “Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees.” Daily turning my eyes on Jesus strengthens me.

 

How does seeking godly wisdom help sinners?

 

Strengthened by Jesus,

S

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