Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you. Proverbs 2:11
As a person goes through life, he will have many choices to make. Some of these choices will be large ones, while many will be smaller choices. Some will be easy to make, while others will be very difficult to decide which way to go.
In the process of making a choice there will be times when the person can just somehow ‘know’ which one is the better choice or which one he should not choose. There will be an inner feeling of what is the wrong choice.
However, many people will refuse to follow that feeling and make the wrong choice. They will throw out all discretion in favor of pleasure at the moment. This then will lead to trouble and danger.
Solomon states that discretion and understanding is what helps a person. They protect and guide a person.
While the world will call that inner feeling a person’s conscience, in reality it is God’s Holy Spirit. It is God who is trying to direct and guide a person on the correct path in this life.
Looking at the paths that are in life, they show many different things. A path may look nice and clean and easy to walk, but is right on the edge of a dangerous cliff and a spot where many rocks come tumbling down the hillside unexpectedly. Falling off the edge or being hit is a very high probability.
Discretion will see the dangers and keep one from going down that path. Understanding will know that it is better to walk another path to stay safe from harm.
These cliffs and rocks are temptations and sin in this world. While a person is free to do what he wants, being led by the Holy Spirit will bring discretion and understanding to do what is best. Please take a moment to fill out an Apple Feedback to let me know how I am doing. I look forward to the next class with ___. Have a wonderful night! Teacher Tom
Just like every other person you are on a path in this life. You will have choices to make that can help or endanger you. Allow God’s Holy Spirit to give you discretion and understanding as to what is before you on the path in this life.
Be willing to be led by God to make the correct choices. Do not allow yourself to be selfish and in the moment only to where you make foolish choices that put you in danger.
God loves you and will only guide you in the path that is best for your life. Trust Him.
I pray today that you will know God’s love for you; that you will hear God’s Holy Spirit guiding you; that you will trust God’s leading in your life; and that God will fill you with discretion and understanding as you walk with Him.