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 described the import of fearing God and living wisely. Great caution was consistently given to veer from the easy tempting path. If the heart was full of good, the mouth followed. Jesus offered the same wisdom. 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 a sinners’ path post salvation.
Unable to fall asleep last night gave me ample time to seek God’s wisdom and pray. There is a family member I needed to forgive. God showed me I need to first forgive that person and then pray the Holy Spirit will work in their life. A sense of His peace surrounded me after I continued to pray for others. And this: 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 we sinners?
Strengthened by Jesus,