By Adam Darbonne
April 4, 2020
Passages of the day: Click HERE to read today’s passages.
“The way of the fool seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.”
I don’t know about you, but I almost always think I am right. I’d like to think that I listen to advice, and sometimes I do- if it comes from the right person, at the right time, in the right way. But more often something blocks me from listening to advice.
“Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult.”
I don’t know about you, but I get annoyed, and often downright angry, every time someone insults me, even a little bit. I know I shouldn’t be, but I almost can’t help myself- it’s like there is something blocking me from not responding to an insult.
In both cases, it’s the same thing: pride. I am the center of my universe. I am the most important person in my life. All of us have a tendency toward this way of thinking, as much as we might try to fight it.
I’ve found only one solution- I need to interact with someone so much greater than me, that even my pride must admit they are more important than I am. When I read the passages in today's reading, they all remind me that God is far greater than I am. They humble me before the Almighty God. And I find only in that humility is that blocker keeping me from the life I really want removed. So I pray that you and I both will find ourselves humbled before God today.
“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to
you; seek and you will find; knock and the
door will be opened to you.”
— Luke 11:9