Proverbs 18: 12-13
Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.
He who answers before listening- that is his folly and his shame.
These two proverbs bring to mind a point we have heard more than once over the last few years. When I don’t ask for God’s help, I am acting as though I have the power to make my own future. I am, in effect, answering before listening. This to me is the essence of pride, and is a recipe for a poor outcome. In every circumstance, it is right to ask for God’s guidance, and to look and listen for his response.
Father, in these proverbs I see my errors. I am sorry for all of the times I take charge without remembering to ask for your help. You are so patient with me. Amen