“I have taught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness. When you walk, your step will not be hampered; and if you run, you will not stumble.” – Proverbs 4:11-12
Robert Frost once penned the words that became known to millions of high school students: “Two roads diverged into the woods…” I can remember the first time I read Frost’s poem, The Road Not Taken. It was a wonderful piece of literature that speaks about the wisdom in choosing the right path.
In Proverbs 4, we read about a similar position as Solomon writes about the need for wisdom. In the early parts of Proverbs, Solomon urges the reader to choose wisdom over folly. He speaks of wisdom as a woman and says, “Get wisdom, and whatever else you get, get insight. Prize her highly, and she will exalt you; she will honor you if you embrace her,” (Proverbs 4:7-8).
Pursuing wisdom is a choice we make. We can choose wisdom or we can choose foolishness. Throughout Proverbs, we are encouraged to choose the path of wisdom. How do we do this? “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you. Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Keep straight the path of your feet, and all your ways will be sure,” (Proverbs 4:23-26).
I hope you will join me all this month in choosing the path to wisdom as we read through Proverbs. May God bless you in your reading and pursuit of wisdom. Have a great week and I look forward to being with you in worship on Sunday at 8:45 and 11:00 AM!
Grace and Peace,