Proverbs 28.26 – The folly of following our own hearts.
Posted: 6 September 2014 in Proverbs

He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

We can look to our heart, and there we will discover what we would like to be true. Alternatively, we can look to the Word of God, and there discover what is true. Even if what we find in the latter is not altogether to our liking, it is folly to twist it, so that it more nearly conforms to the former.

The things we would like to be true are, in some measure, the result of cultural conditioning, although our sinful tendency to place ourselves and our desires, rather than God, at the centre of his universe, also plays apart. In any case, in a century or two’s time, cultural mores will have changed, and the things people then find acceptable/unacceptable will have changed. God, however, does not change, and neither does his revealed will.

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