Words from the Heart for Thursday October 5th, 2017
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who heeds counsel is wise.
Proverbs 12:15 (NKJV)
The Way of a Fool
We can be self-deceived and convince ourselves that our way of doing and being is acceptable. The Lord is gracious to us and will bring us counsel from the Word to show us that we are in a very destructive path. He will also bring counsel to us through others. Let us bring our hearts before the Lord and ask Him to make us “ready receivers” of counsel. We can then wisely lay aside our own ways and choose His ways!
Every year companies try to outdo each other with April Fool’s Day pranks. This past April 1, for example, Westjet produced a video that poked fun at its competitor, stating that it was rebranding to prove it is the most Canadian airline and will now be named Canada Air. Meanwhile, The Daily Mail joked that Prince Harry married his girlfriend, Toronto-based actress Meghan Markle, and featured a two-page spread in its print edition either with some well-picked lookalikes or some well-placed photoshopping.
Foolish people disdain good advice. Doing something foolish usually happens when we are acting alone, or have spurned some good advice someone else has given us. It is a universal principle that King Solomon speaks to in Proverbs 12:15: “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who heeds counsel is wise.” Every one of us is faced with decisions each day. Some decisions have greater consequences than others, and the more challenging the decision, the greater the need for wise counsel. For example, when I’m buying something of value, like a car or major appliance, I will never do so without checking out Consumer Report. It helps me know what I should look for and what I should avoid. If this is the case with something as simple as a purchase, how much more important is it for us to get sound advice when it comes to more important decisions about things like relationships, or employment, or major life changes. If you are facing such times in your life, you would be wise to get good godly counsel, from God’s word and biblically wise followers of Christ.
These have been words from the heart.