but fools despise wisdom and instruction…Proverbs 1:7
There was a time in my life when I would have not wanted you to tell me something I was doing wrong. Because quite frankly, I just wanted to keep doing what I was doing. Having you or anyone else tell me any different made no difference because my heart was too drawn towards the sin I was holding onto so tightly.
God will allow the fool to follow their own folly. In the end, a hot-tempered, foolish person only leads their own life towards destruction. Sin is always crouching at the door, we need not invite it in and play with it. Instead, we should welcome the wisdom of others. We should seek it out. Yet, what I have found in my younger years of immaturity, was not a heart that desired wise counsel, but instead, people who would side with me in telling me what I want.
The Bible rightly refers to this kind of person as a fool. I have played the fool more often than I care to admit, yet, through humility, I am learning wisdom. It was God’s hand that humbled me. Now, because of His loving discipline, I do not want to go back to the way of a fool.
We all have a choice to make, who will I become, what path will I take today? Honestly, the way we’ll go is already determined within our hearts. Truly, if our hearts are covered with foolish thoughts and desires, we will not choose the way of the wise.
We need a renovation of the heart. Only then can we choose the way of the wise. If our hearts are right with God, seeking Him above our own wants, wishes, and desires, we will see that from His hand comes better things than what we have clung to so dearly. Truly, He is a good, loving Father, who loves to shower good gifts on His children.
Lord, today I want to walk in wisdom. May my heart be soft towards wise counsel. Yes Lord, may I come with an understanding that without wisdom I am sure to follow the way of a fool. Cleanse my heart, I pray, in Jesus name, Amen.