DON’T BE A WISE GUY! – Proverbs 3:7 Devotional

One Year Bible Scripture for Today

by Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Reading for June 5th:

    • 2 Samuel 23:24-24:25
    • Acts 3:1-26
    • Psalm 123:1-4
    • Proverbs 16:21-23

DON’T BE A WISE GUY! – Proverbs 3:7 Devotional

 

Proverbs 3:7

“Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil.”

Have you ever found yourself in the midst of a situation that seemed to have no solution? I am tempted to describe one or two of my own, but if I do it may prevent you from relating to your particular no-win situation. How do we cope?

In today’s Scripture we are cautioned to avoid becoming wise in our own eyes. This is very hard for us to grasp since we seem to have the desire to control things around us.

When we encounter evil or injustice we often rise up with righteous indignation and want to correct the situation. God’s Word makes it clear that our fervent anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.

How are we to avoid using our own abilities when faced with the problems that confront us? The answer is very clear. First and foremost we are to trust in the Lord with all of our heart. That means letting go and letting God have control.

Secondly, we must acknowledge God in all of our ways. The Hebrew word for acknowledge is the word yada. It means in part to learn more and more about God and His ways. We do that as we rest in Him, study His Word, and discover more of His wonderful attributes.

Blessings dear hearts! Walk with God today and be a blessing!

– – – Pastor Cecil