May 12, 2020

Right in their own eyes

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who heeds counsel is wise.        Proverbs 12:15

This verse reminds me of those who say they have their own reality.  That there is no absolute truth.  Those who would argue that truth is always dependent on social or cultural context rather than being absolute and universal.  Truth is always partial and related to the current issue not complete and certain.  The idea is ludicrous and opens up a reality with no law or boundaries where everyone does what is right in their own eyes.  So sad that there are so many out there that actually subscribe to such a philosophy.  It is beyond anything I can imagine.  I am so thankful for the written standard of God that gives us a guide to measure our lives against to keep us from destruction.

This entire chapter of Proverbs exposes the lifestyle of any who would take on that post-modernism belief.  It describes that life as rottenness in his bones, despised, overthrown, anxiety, depression, devoid of understanding, devise evil, proclaim foolishness and their way leads them astray.  How true it is.

In contrast this chapter shows us that the individual who would line their life up with the instruction and the ways of wisdom, obtain favor from the LORD.  They will be commended and satisfied in life.  They will come through any trouble and their shame will be covered.  Their speech promotes health and the truth of their words will be established forever.  The results of living right before God are not only rewarding, but also the safest place to be in this world.  You can be right in the middle of a war zone or pandemic, but if your life is lined up and in right standing with God, you are in the safest place you can be, abiding under that shadow of the almighty.  His wisdom will always shelter you and bring you through every crisis!

Today, I want to encourage you to seek God’s righteousness and wisdom.  Connect yourself with wise counselors that you trust to speak into your life regularly. Someone that will not only tell you the right way to go, but give them permission and be willing to listen if they see you heading in a wrong direction.  Do not depend on your own understanding.  Be wise and listen to the spiritual mentors in your life.  To learn, you must love discipline and instruction.

Today’s scripture reading: Proverbs 12

Published by L. Lyden

Lynette is a recently published author and coordinator of Voices Magazine who endeavors to use her gifts and influence to encourage and promote aspiring writers. Her Daily Dose blog has been an outlet for her to encourage readers to walk closer to God each day. She is a wife, mother and grandmother who loves spending time and going on special outings with her family.

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