March 22: Wisdom= Shun Evil

Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.  This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. Proverbs 3:7-8

How does one stop being wise in their own eyes?  A step in the right direction is to look somewhere else once in a while.

Stop looking at yourself.  Navel gazing, as some call it, is the habit of looking at yourself all the time, and it makes for a life that is centered around Me, Myself, and I.  It’s not healthy.  It’s not good.  It leads to a strange sort of self-wisdom.

During Lent, the Christian Church offers a helpful worship refrain:  “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross scorning its shame.”  Pull your eyes off of yourself and put them onto Jesus.  You’ll find life as it’s meant to be in Him!

 

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