Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion;
(Proverbs 3:21 (NIV))
Is it just me, or has the world lost wisdom, understanding, sound judgment and discretion?
I realize that these things still exist, but it appears that they exist in far less abundance than they used to when I was younger. If you don’t believe me, all that you have to do is look at the warnings that manufacturers are putting on products as a result of people not using common sense. Everyone knows that coffee is hot, so why do we have to have cups emblazoned with “CAUTION! Contents are hot” in large type? Perhaps this example is a good thing to consider when you look at the other three characteristics. Understanding that coffee is hot leads to wisdom so that you are careful. You use sound judgment so that you don’t do something that will result in you spilling the hot coffee. You use discretion as to when and how you open or drink so you don’t hurt yourself.
Is it my imagination, or do all of these characteristics actually imply, actually require personal responsibility?
Now that I have come to this understanding, I believe that I now know why there is a decreasing amount of Godly wisdom, understanding, sound judgment and discretion. There is a dwindling number of people who are willing to accept personal responsibility for any of their actions, so why should spiritual characteristics and actions be any different?
Accepting Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior is a choice!
Following Jesus is a choice!
Accepting and understanding the truth in God’s Word is a choice!
We will keep things in our sight that we choose to keep in our sight.
What do you keep within your sight?