“Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.” Proverbs 3:7
There’s a plague going around our church and it has blocked our character and our development. Christians today have an “arrival mindset,” where they think that because they know God and that they are saved, they are great with God. They reject correction, discipline, and really growing as an individual.
We know nothing! God knows everything!
This verse reminds us the necessity of not exalting our own wisdom. One of the pastors of our church, Pastor Frank Hechevarria couldn’t have said it better, “all I know is that I know nothing.”
When we think we’re wise, we create our own opinions, ideologies, and form our own structure of how things should be.
Politics and religious sectors have created a very dangerous culture in the world where it is okay to debate and share our opinion in the name of free speech. Unfortunately, we have brought this critic spirit into the church, where we create our own opinions, our own ideologies and mindsets. When someone gives their opinion, another person feels the liberty to share theirs, and we just tolerate all of these different opinions. The word of God is not “opinion-based.” It is the truth and it is final. When we start to give opinions and insight, it prevents our overall growth.
Wisdom comes from those that have endured more than we have.
Therefore, this verse couldn’t have said it any better than what I am trying to reveal to you! Do not think that you are wise. If you are the wisest in your group, that shouldn’t be the group you should be around with. We need to always be around an atmosphere of people that will lift us up, leaders in the church, mentors that will strengthen us spiritually. We cannot be in a state where we stop growing spiritually.
Wisdom ultimately comes from the word of God.
If you want to sound wiser, speak the word of God into your life. Meditate on His word. His promises, His love, all the things that are good and that come from God. Do not sound like the world or think like the world. There’s a scripture in Proverbs that says from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. It also says, I think, therefore, I am. We are a result of what we think about ourselves, the world, and God. Let’s draw thoughts that come from the word of God, so that every time we speak, life comes out of it!