Choice Made

We all know that the choices we make in life can sometimes lead us down the wrong road. When this happens, we know in the back of our minds we made the wrong choice. No one has to point out to us when the wrong choices have been made either. Why is that? Because knowledge allows us to know right from wrong. We can look at what Proverbs 1:7 tells us. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

What does that mean?

In this age of information, knowledge is plentiful, but wisdom is scarce. Wisdom means far more than simply knowing a lot. It is a basic attitude that affects every aspect of life. The foundation of knowledge is to fear the Lord—to honor and respect God, to live in awe of his power, and to obey his Word. Faith in God should be the controlling principle for your understanding of the world, your attitudes, and your actions. Trust in God—he will make you truly wise.

One on the most annoying types of people is a know-it-all person who has a dogmatic opinion about everything, is closed to anything new, resents discipline, and refuses to learn. Solomon calls this kind of person a fool. Don't be a know-it-all. Instead, be open to the advice of others, especially those who know you well and can give valuable insight and counsel. Learn how to learn from others. Remember, only God knows it all.

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