Bellow is the daily Bible reading I am doing for the West Side Church. Feel free to follow along.
So far through the book of Proverbs we have been given a heavy dose as to ho to handle the power of wisdom. Today’s reading (Proverbs 4) is no different. Wisdom is the thing that should guide our lives.
In today’s reading we are shown that if we follow the paths of wisdom, if we let it play an important part in our lives then it will protect us.
“Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.”
“When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.”
I think that when wisdom guides our lives, we make only the decisions we feel are best for us. If we continue to do that, it hopefully will eliminate many hardships and trials. Now this only works in our lives when we can control the situations and possibly the outcomes. It won’t protect us from the poor decisions of our family and friends. However, this is where we must step in and help them make wise decisions just like the writers father did in his mother’s house. Remember these words:
“Make level paths for your feet and take only way that are firm.” If you do this, wisdom will protect and rule your life.