Anyone happen to have a picture of a compass, a map, or a dangerous path in their archives?
Put it to good use by submitting it for the latest Shoot to Serve Opportunity: Walking Wisely! Sharpening Character is looking for a picture to illustrate Proverbs 28:26, “He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.”
As I was thinking about this verse today, I thought back to some of the different trails I’ve hiked in the past. I generally don’t intend to hike “dangerous paths”, but it’s amazing how even regular old “easy” trails can turn “dangerous” if I don’t follow common sense to walk more cautiously when it’s wet. A slip and a sprained ankle will turn a perfectly lovely hike into a perfectly miserable one. Likewise, learning to hear God’s voice in every-day decision making allows us to respond wisely to the ever-changing environment around us, thus avoiding the miserable consequences of intellectual living.