A wise man will hear and increase in learning, and a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel.~Proverbs 1:5 NASB
Thoughts on today's verse...
The older I get, the more I realize I can learn from others' mistakes. I don't have to 'learn the hard way' as I did in my youth! I also think that as we age it is easier for us to think through the consequences of our actions.
The above verse reminds me of the importance of discipleship and mentoring in our walk with the Lord. If we find a brother or sister who has a good reputation and is spiritually mature, they might be just the person we want to seek out or 'hang' with. They may be a bible study leader, Sunday school teacher or just someone that you may ask if they would pray with you on a regular basis or mentor you in some capacity.
When we're children, we learn by observation and imitation - playing 'dress up' or 'school'. As Christians, we can also learn in the same manner. We know instinctively those whom we don't want to become like and conversely, those whom we do wish to become like. Proverbs 27:17 reads, "Iron sharpens iron. So one man sharpens another." Seek out a mentor, a confidant who can help you grow spiritually. (I do recommend a same sex mentor so nothing inappropriate can be implied.) Or, become a mentor to someone!
Lord God, lead me to another woman who will help and challenge me to grow in my faith. Not in a classroom setting, but someone who will meet with me one-on-one. Someone to whom I can pour out my heart and my soul and all those things I struggle with. Someone who will not be judgemental, but will lead me to the Word so I can see what you have to say about it... In Jesus name I pray ~Amen!
Yours, because we're His,