The way of a foolish person seems right to him. But a wise person listens to advice. 16 Foolish people are easily upset. But wise people pay no attention to hurtful words. Proverbs 12:15-16 (NIRV)
There are so many key points locked in these two scripture verses. Verse 15 says, the way of a fool is right in his own eyes. Think about it for a minute. Have you found yourself in situations where you do not know what to do to get a solution? You have tried everything but nothing seems to be working. You were advised to switch gears and do things differently, yet you insist on your own way. You say my way is better, when you know full well that you have tried everything and nothing seem to be working. Here the writer of this scripture says being right in your own eyes is foolish, but the he who heeds and listens to good and godly council is wise.
You may be going through a similar situation as described, perhaps you are always angry when corrected and you are very stubborn, always saying my way or no way, I want you to pause and rethink your decisions, be wise, seek council and heed to it. You must be wise in all your dealings.
Lord, Let me not be wise in my own eyes, but let me be filled with wisdom to know the right steps to take. Help me to always walk according to your will and your purpose. I pray that you will help me to daily seek good and Godly council and the grace the heed to it, in Jesus Name.
In your journal today, write down a situation that you may be going through, that you have not sought good council, or where you may have been stubborn and not listen to reason. Write down what you are feeling about the advise you have received in the past and seek out a solution using the many council you have received. If you have not sought council ever before, well be wise, today is a new day to rise above anger and foolishness and seek help.
Are you easily provoked over insignificant issues? Are you a person that likes to argue blindly and so stuck in your ways? Are you a "my way or no way" stubborn person? The scriptures is so straightly forward, it says if you are hot headed you are a fool. No one wants to be called a fool. No one wants to feel secure in foolishness either. But sometimes one can find oneself in such positions.
"The wise fear the Lord and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure."
(Proverbs 14:16 NIV)
So what do you do to avoid being labelled a fool.
"Turn away from godless chatter. Stay away from opposing ideas that are falsely called knowledge.
(1 Timothy 6:20 NIRV). Be Wise
Lord, help me to refrain from anything that causes me to be secure in foolishness. Make me teachable, wise and be ready for change with a positive attitude.
In your journal, write out those areas where you feel you need to check yourself and make changes to the way you act and respond to situations and people. If you always make the right choices write it down and celebrate yourself. If you do not, well be determined to working towards making positive changes starting from today.
David writes in Psalm 85:8, that the Lord promises peace to all his people. Who are his people? We are! But how do you get this peace that God has promised? How do you stay in this peace that the Lord has promised to his faithful servants? The way you have this peace is by trusting in God and by listening to what he has to say. Listen to that still small voice of conviction, that leads you on the right path to peace.
Prayer: Lord today help me to listen to what you have to say that I amy have your peace. Help me be obedient to your voice and grace to hear that still small voice that leads and directs. Take me away from the path of foolishness in Jesus Name.
Psalm 85:8(NEW KING JAMES VERSION)
"I will hear what God the Lord will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly."