Thursday, February 7, 2019

W I S E   A D V I C E
Proverbs 12:15

Some people compete in the ways that they always have and never improve or learn new ways.  Others continually innovate and look for new and better ways from their coaches and teammates.  The Bible speaks about these two avenues for competition.

In Proverbs chapter 12 and verse 15 it says, “The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.”

Those who shun their coaches' advice and the counsel of their peers are called fools.  The fool is betrayed by his attitude and his actions.  He follows the way that seems right to him and disregards the wisdom of his leaders and the helpful concern of his teammates and friends.

People who are wise listen to the advice of those who care for them.  We are wise when we listen closely to our coaches, teammates, parents and friends.  Their counsel and wisdom can keep us from being fools who have a poor perspective on life and walk down the path of foolishness.

In your prayer prior to competition today, ask the Lord to make you a person of wisdom who listens to advice.  Ask Him to not let you live like a fool who stumbles along in the way that seems right to his own blinded eyes.

Bible Reading Plan:
Matthew 13:1-23
Acts 18:18-28
Psalms 30
Exodus 19-20