The way of a fool seems right to him,

But a wise man listens to advice.

Proverbs 12:15

Are you teachable? At every age, we are learning all the time whether we try to or not. We need to be open to the right kind of teaching. Jesus gave us many examples of how to live out our lives, but if we aren’t studying His example then we’ll learn from whatever else we are paying attention to. We must surround ourselves with God’s teachings and those people who would speak God’s wisdom into our lives.

Sometimes we think it’s okay to watch bad movies, gossip just a little, listen to songs with offensive lyrics, or hang out with people who like to cause trouble. But are we influencing others for Jesus or are we being influenced? We need to be careful what and who we are leaning from. Otherwise our reliance on God will slowly fade away and then all which is left is the influence of the world.

Dear Lord, help us to surround ourselves with people who share Your wisdom. Help us to learn Your ways and don’t let us become so prideful that we think we know it all. We thank you for Your wonderful example. In Jesus’s name, amen.


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