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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Don’t Think More Highly Of Yourself Than You Should

In summary of Proverbs 3:7 it says, “Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom.  Instead, fear the Lord and, take him seriously, then then turn away from evil.”

Bottom Line:
Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God!  Run from evil!

What it means to me:
I need to look to the Lord for guidance and wisdom instead of thinking that I know it all.  I can get big headed at times and proceed like I know exactly what to do.  This verse reminds me that I shouldn’t be impressed with my own wisdom (being wise in my own eyes.)   In order to truly follow this I need humility.  Scripture reminds me that I should instead of my automatic, know-it-all attitude, I need to “fear the Lord”, which means literally to take Him and what he teaches seriously and simply obey.  When I do this it is much easier to turn away from and refuse to do wrong.  In order to do this, each day I need to choose to “clothe myself with” and put on humility (take a humble attitude), and not go into automatic mode thinking more highly of myself than I should.  As I practiced this over the last few days (putting on humility), I have noticed a positive effect I’ve had in meetings and with relationships with others.  I will continue to put on humility and keep away from jumping to my automatic mode.