THE STORY OF JESUS: Proverbs 13
“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.” (Proverbs 13:20)
As as follower of Jesus, I am eager to walk with Jesus, in His wisdom.
Even though He is not visible to me, I can ‘see’ and ‘hear’ Him through the Gospel stories.
The more time I think about and reflect on His ways, the more ingrained they become.
This proverb challenges us to consider who we walk with.
Who are the people, or what are the ways, that most impact you?
I work with a lot of people, but I do not walk with all of them.
That is, I do not make them my ideal, how I want to live.
There are a few people that I especially look up to, for how they live.
But what appeals to me is how like Jesus they seem to me.
The wisdom of Jesus, how He viewed, prioritized and practiced life, is my ideal.
This is hard, because it led Him to be resisted, and eventually killed.
I do not want this part, but I am compelled by the wisdom of His way.
When I fall short of it (and I often do), it feels wrong and I see how it causes harm.
I want to walk with Jesus, because I want to become wise like Him!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, if we are known by the company we keep, I want to be known by You. ‘Oh Master, let me walk with Thee, in lowly paths of service free!’