Proverbs 3:7

Published January 27, 2021 by Pastor Ron West in Pastor's Thoughts

Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil.   Proverbs 3:7

This verse made me think about our need to develop a teachable spirit, seeking wisdom beyond our own. In Proverbs 3, the attitude the father recommends to the son is one of humility: “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord” (v.7). In chapter 2, he says, “Incline your ear to wisdom . . . ; search for her as for hidden treasures” (vv.2,4).  Having a teachable spirit will help us gain wisdom from God and others. Reading a chapter from Proverbs each day next month may give us a start.