Series: (Not So) Common Sense: Committed to Wise Living
Considering the Consequences
October 28, 2018 | Wes McAdams
Passage: Proverbs 22:3
Wisdom and foolishness often come down to being able to look ahead, beyond the current moment, and see where this road will lead. The wise are willing to put the brakes on when they don’t like where the road is taking them.
The book of Proverbs teaches that if you live an upright, righteous, and wise life, things tend to work out well for you. So it is very easy to think the proverbs are simply teaching us to live well because it is “practical” to do so. But from the beginning to the end, the message is that we should live well because it is pleasing to the Lord. The fear of the Lord must be the driving factor behind wise living.