A “Body” of Wisdom

A “Body” of Wisdom

Please read these verses from Proverbs 4:  My son, give attention to my words;
Incline your ear to my sayings.  21 Do not let them depart from your eyes;
Keep them in the midst of your heart;  22 For they are life to those who find them,
And health to all their flesh.  23 Keep your heart with all diligence,
For out of it spring the issues of life.  24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth,
And put perverse lips far from you.  25 Let your eyes look straight ahead,
And your eyelids look right before you.  26 Ponder the path of your feet,
And let all your ways be established.  27 Do not turn to the right or the left;
Remove your foot from evil.

Note how many parts of the body are mentioned.  Solomon, the writer of Proverbs 4, mentions eyes, heart, mouth, lips and feet.  Our body often reflects the wise or unwise choices that we make.  Where our feet go and what our eyes watch are determined in a great way by how wise we are; how much wisdom from God we are accepting and using.  Note there are both positive and negative commands given to us here.  We are told both to do things and not to do things.  Wisdom has both components, positive and negative.  When I read verse 25 I thought of blinders that are put on horses in a race.  I’m not much of a horse-racing aficionado but I think the purpose of the blinders is to keep the horse from looking to the right or left, seeing other horses and veering from a straight and narrow path.  Wisdom can be like those blinders.  By trusting in what God says, we voluntarily put the blinders on and we voluntarily stay on the path God desires.  Let’s allow God’s wisdom to impact every part of our bodies.

In wisdom,


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