Most of life is gray, wouldn’t you agree?
Half the time I don’t know what I’m doing because there isn’t a black and white answer. What do I eat for breakfast? How do I attack my to-do list? How do I punish my daughter for lying? How do I respond when someone hurts my feelings?
No clear right or wrong.
It’s all so…gray.
The answers lie in wisdom: knowing what to do and how to think when you’re drowning in gray.
For months now I’ve been trying to read a chapter of Proverbs each day but somehow get lost in the midst and rarely read it faithfully all month.
The Nester’s 31 Days series is the perfect time to nail down a commitment to Proverbs given its 31 chapters.
I’m not offering up my wisdom. Oh no. I don’t even pretend to have it. But I thought we might look for it together, taking one chapter from Proverbs a day and seeing what jumps out at us.
Would you like to join me?
v7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
v32 For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; and be at ease, without fear of harm.
The first thing we need to learn to be wise is to accept we need wisdom from the Lord. It’s a fool that rejects the wisdom of the Lord. It sounds so simple but many believe they are smart enough and wise enough on their own. I can figure it out. I’ve heard it so many times. Why do you need God to help you? Are you that helpless?
I don’t know about you, but I can, in fact, be quite helpless in my gray situations.
I’m looking forward to these 31 days together to see black and white we can separate from the gray. Please join me in seeking the Lord to come alive in these well-known verses that we might accept wisdom’s advice.