Proverbs 18:1-4 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom. A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself. When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach. The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.
Many new books have been published over the years trying to help people find themselves. Self Esteem is a buzzword. The idea behind it all is that if you do not feel good about yourself, how can you even hope to survive?
The sad thing is, when most people get to the end of the long road to find out the truth, they are often disappointed. If you do a real honest self-examination, you will find you are just like everyone else. A different talent and a different way of life maybe, but other than material differences, we are all pretty much the same. We are no better and no worse than anyone else is trudging around this big mudball we call earth.
Searching of one’s self is often driven by self-pride. Can you imagine spending a lifetime searching, only to find that we are all just sinful creatures searching for the truth? Real truth will lead you to God. God’s Word tells us that man really does not want to know the truth, what they want is to believe a lie. They want to hear that somehow; they are better or in some way different from the rest of the world. When the truth is, to find our real value in life, we must first have God in our life. Once we make God the director of our life, He will show us just what He created us to be. Isn’t that what we really want? Not to know whom we are, but to know what we may become?
I heard it once said, “Life is a stage, and we are all actors there in.” The question then is, who is directing the continuing saga of your life?
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
Giving our heart to the Lord is a one-time thing. You only need to accept Christ as Saviour once to be eternally secure in that salvation. However, giving our life over to God can be a daily struggle. Let’s just bow our hearts to the Lord today and tell Him, “I’m here today to serve you Lord. Make of me what you need me to be. Be the director of my life today. Amen.”
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Isaiah 10 – 13 / Proverbs 18:1-4
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Job 17-20 / Acts 21:1-17
Living In His Word Ministries
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director