Join me in a study on the Proverbs: God’s Wisdom for Today. As you read through the Proverbs, I urge you to reflect, pray, and apply these devotional bits of encouragement and wisdom to your own life. Today, we study and reflect on Proverbs 26.
Proverbs 26:1-12 has a whole lot to say about being foolish. Read it. What is it saying? I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who considers themselves foolish. And yet, many are “wise in their own eyes,” which is the definition of foolishness. On the other hand, being wise in God’s eyes is the definition of wisdom. Being wise in His eyes requires at least two things:
- Humility. Admitting we don’t know it all and affirming that God does.
- Submission. Obediently living out God’s wisdom and ways which is His Word, the Bible.
Ask yourself today, where am I being wise in my own eyes? Anything come to mind? Ask God to show you. Where do you need to be more humble? Where do you need to submit more to God and obey more completely? Good questions to ask as we seek to shun foolishness and be truly wise.
“Do you see a person wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for them.” – Proverbs 26:12