Pr. 3:23: “Then you will walk safely in your way, and your foot will not stumble.”
After I got out of the vehicle at church last night, I promptly tripped. Although there was nothing noticeable on the ground in my path, I stumbled, but thankfully didn’t fall.
In this chapter of Proverbs, Solomon tells us about the benefits of having wisdom. One of the benefits of keeping sound wisdom and discretion close is that we will walk safely in our way, and our foot will not stumble.
God’s wisdom helps us to be more aware of the obstacles and roadblocks satan places in our paths. When we have wisdom, we are more able to recognize those obstacles for what they really are: temptations positioned to trip us up, cause us to fall, and cause us to lose our bearings.
Discretion allows us to prepare to purposefully avoid certain obstacles. Instead of walking straight towards them, we are able to make choices that lead us away from or around them.
Unfortunately, there are times when we still make missteps over certain obstacles. We may hesitate to choose God’s will over the flesh, or we might actually fall. However, God gives us the wisdom to keep us from staying down. He gives us discretion to help us put plans in action to keep from tripping over the same obstacles over and over.
As long as we are on this earth there will be stumbling blocks in our path. If we want to walk as safely as possible, we must keep wisdom and discretion close. They will enlighten the path before us, and lead us to those streets of gold.
Watching my step,