Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wisdom And Humility- The Keys To A Life Pleasing To God
"Pride goes before destruction,
a haughty spirit before a fall.
Better to be lonely in spirit and
among the oppressed than to
share plunder with the proud.
Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,
and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.
The wise in heart are called discerning,
and pleasant words promote instructions.
Understanding is a fountain of life
to those who have it,
but folly brings punishment to fools.
A wise man's heart guides his mouth,
and his lips promote instructions.
Pleasant words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
There is a way that seems right to a man,
but in the end it leads to death."
Proverbs 16: 18-25
The Bible says, "that fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." A reverential fear of the Lord, whereby we avoid everything that will cause any displeasure to Him and alienate us with our Creator, is the right path to a righteous living. And humility is a virtue highly esteemed by the Lord. He brings down those who are proud and conceited and promote the cause of the lowly and humble of heart. Without wisdom and discernment, we may be living a life that seems pleasing to our eyes but without God's discerning wisdom in our heart, that same lifestyle might lead us to eternal death. Blind are those who follow their heart's desires for pleasure and fame. They are treading a wide path to destruction. Better to be humble and have a discerning heart that will teach us to follow the narrow path to eternal life with the Lord.
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Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
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