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Gaining Wisdom From The Wise

Posted: Friday, January 9

Pastor Mark McKinstry&nbsp;// Christian Education &amp; Missions Pastor

Pastor Mark McKinstry // Christian Education & Missions Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Genesis 18:16-19:38
Matthew 6:25-7:14
Psalm 8:1-9
Proverbs 2:6-15


Verse of the day:

Follow the steps of good men instead, and stay on the paths of the righteous. (Proverbs 2:20)

Trail blazers are heroes. Think of those who have gone where none have gone before: Christopher Columbus, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, the Wright brothers; the list goes on and on. We love reading about their successes, it's inspiring.


There is an innate desire inside of us to blaze our own trails, to cut our own path. In many ways, we are inherently independent; we want to make our own way. We don’t want anyone’s help. We often feel this way in just about every area of life: financially, morally, relationally, and spiritually.  Jeremiah records this tug of war between men and God, So now the LORD says, "Stop right where you are! Look for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls. But you reply, 'No, that's not the road we want!'  


Thankfully, God does not leave us to our immature mindsets and ungrateful attitudes. In fact, He sends people to help us. Parents, friends, children, bosses, co-workers, teachers, pastors, and more; we all have people in our lives that live life well. And it would be wisdom for us to follow their lead.


Where are you weak in life? Where could you use some better wisdom? Who do you know that lives well in that area? Give them a call, ask them out for lunch, and pick their brain. You might just find the path you’ve been looking for.