THE STORY OF JESUS: Proverbs 12
“The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.” (Proverbs 12:15)
This verse stood out to me today, warning me about when I feel right.
There are things that I feel right about… but am I?
The religious leaders were convinced they were right as they challenged Jesus.
They did not, and would not listen, which is a sign of folly.
As Jesus followers, we face many questions and challenges each day.
We need to be discerning and cautious, always willing to learn.
Even when we do decide on a response, that does not make us right.
We live by faith, not by being right; we trust Jesus for grace and correction.
As I face a challenging question, am I seeking advice?
Advice from the Lord (through scripture), and from others.
Discerning the spirits with the Spirit, especially my own heart.
Being humble about my thoughts, and always open to being wrong.
You may feel right about something right now, but you could be wrong.
Hold those ideas loosely, always ready for Jesus to change your mind!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, I have changed my mind on many things through the years. But that does not make me right or wrong. I trust Your rightness, not mine, and choose to be open to Your advice!