Proverbs 12

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
    but a wise man listens to advice.

Proverbs 12:15

How do you feel when your views are challenged or when someone corrects you? I don’t know about you, but I hate being wrong.

Brown’s culture emphasizes the individual, encouraging students to “do you” or “do what makes you happy”. Therefore, many times, we think we know what we’re doing, that we’ve got it all figured out, and the only voice that matters is our own. We are prideful beings so when we look at life through this lens, there is a temptation to feel like we can do no wrong. The author of Proverbs tells us that wise people listen to advice, so it’s important that we seek other people’s wisdom and advice to keep us from living foolishly.

Lord, thank You that You are wise and loving. You want what’s best for us and Your will for us is good and perfect. Help us to seek wise counsel and give us receptive ears and humble hearts to listen to others’ advice. As we weigh people’s advice, we ask that You give us wisdom to know what is and isn’t of You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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