Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you. Proverbs 2:11
Security is a hot topic everywhere a person looks. People want to know that they are safe from any harm. Businesses have security cameras everywhere, with security guards walking around also. People have security systems installed on their homes, many with cameras to stop thieves from entering. Multiple door locks are placed on doors to keep people from coming through.
One area that many individual people miss in seeking protection and security is in using proper discretion. God pours out His wisdom and direction for His people to know what is best for their lives.
Solomon wrote that discretion will protect a person. Many may ask how that is possible? Think about a person getting ready to cross a street. If the person has no discretion at all, he may walk straight out in front of a car coming down the street and get hit. Discretion will see the car coming and determine that it is unsafe to walk at that moment.
In life you may have a lot of friends and other people you know and are around. There is nothing wrong with having friends, but some of those friends may not be the best for you. They may be leading you down a wrong path.
Many people claim to be serving God, but are in reality serving themselves. They may go to church, speak Godly sounding words, but still be teaching the ways of this world. “Christians” in “churches” are claiming today that there are actions that are not sinful and acceptable in God’s eyes. Discretion will allow you to see that.
God’s understanding of what is going on will help guide you in what is best for you. It will open your eyes to what is going on around you. As a human you cannot always see the spirit of things happening. The spirits of this world are trying to deceive you and get you to sin and move away from God.
Seek God to know what is happening and how to best react to it. Use discretion in what you say, think, and do. Use discretion in who you follow. Use discretion in what you believe. Line everything up with the God’s Word and follow His guidance, not this world’s.
I pray today that God will fill you with His Holy Spirit; that God will guide you in your life; that God will give you His wisdom and understanding; and that you will accept the leading of God’s Holy Spirit in your life.