PROVERBIAL APRIL, DAY 4
A PROVERB A DAY DRIVES DARKNESS AWAY
Rules to play : There are 31 proverbs, so, every day you will read the proverb that corresponds to the day of the month; proverb 1 on April 1, proverb 15 on April 15, etc.
Underline one, two, or three verses that really stand out to you on this day, think about how they might apply to your life or the times we live in. If you can, share your thoughts with those that are participating in this exercise…virtual conversation. Drive out that darkness and find wisdom and joy.
“Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them.
Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers.”
Proverbs 4:5, 14 NIV
When everything we see around us seems to be going crazy, we’ve never seen things this way before, we start to wonder if maybe there was a different solution to the problem.
We look for someone to lead us who has a little bit of wisdom, maybe has thought about the possible consequences of these decisions they are forcing onto us.
Sometimes I may be guilty of “lifting my eyes to the hills (government?). Where is my help coming from?”
These early chapters of Proverbs keep stressing, “seek wisdom and understanding” “don’t follow those wicked ones who are bent on doing evil” “don’t be foolish and act like God doesn’t exist” (I didn’t really need the quotes around that last one).
The TV is on, and I can’t help but notice how much evil is shown on a daily basis. Reminds me that we have an enemy, who is also an enemy of the Most High God.
Little whispers come our way, “ did God really say,” “let’s go have some fun” “you don’t really think God is good, do you, then why doesn’t he (fill in the blank)”?
It is really easy to “set foot on the path of the wicked,” to think, “I’ll just go a little bit down this path” “what’s wrong with a little bit of fun?”
It’s really true that little steps in the wrong direction can set you into a lifestyle where you may end up eating the bread of wickedness and drinking the wine of violence. (Proverbs 4:17)
John Branyan wrote a piece today that seems to speak to the message of Proverbs 4.
Observations from one who pursues wisdom;
You can choose the path you take.
You can choose the one you follow.
The choice you make can rule your whole life.