Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Where the paths cross

“Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? At the highest point along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand;”
Proverbs 8:1-2 NIV

Every day, many times over, we will reach points where the paths meet. These are places where a decision is required from us: go left, go right, say this, say that, do this, do the other. 

At each of these points the decisions we make can be informed by wisdom or folly. We never have any excuse for choosing folly because the bible tells us that wisdom is always found where the paths meet. 

We also read in the bible that Christ is our wisdom and that folly represents our own best attempts or worse, decisions influenced by the enemy. The thing with folly is that it all too easily masquerades as right, plays to our weaknesses and feeds our self delusions.  It always seeks disruption or harm for us or those close to us. 

There is a way which seems right to us, but in the end it leads to death. So, stand at those places where the paths meet and choose wisdom and life.