“To those who have no sense she says, ‘Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed. Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of insight.’” Proverbs 9:4-6.
Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading: Proverbs 7-9, and Romans 9.
Where must a believer be? Near to God.
After years of life, I classify myself as one who often has “no sense.”
Too often I do things, say things, that are a bad ideas. They hurt others as well as myself.
I must draw night to God. I must be in His presence all the time.
I like the Brother Lawrence lines; “Think about God as often as you can, day and night, in everything you do. He is always with you. Just as you would be rude if you deserted a friend who was visiting you, why would you be disrespectful of God by abandoning His presence?”
There are good things given to me if I am close to God. They are what I need to live a Godly life.
Yet often I choose to try to live elsewhere. Proverbs describes such actions as folly and that they are.
“Lord, I know that being close to You is the best thing for me. Yet I choose often to live apart from You. To ignore You. Forgive me. It is unadulterated folly to do such a thing. I know better. I need You badly, Father. I cling to You now.”
I must consciously situate myself in God’s presence.