Eyes of a Fool

”The discerning sets his face toward wisdom, but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth” (Proverbs 17:24, ESV).

The world promises…well…the world! We are told that if we are fast enough, strong enough, smart enough, we can have anything we want. And if we aren’t fast enough, strong enough or smart enough? It can all be financed, “even if your credit isn’t perfect!”

The problem is as old as creation itself. We don’t want to miss out on the yummy-looking fruit, the shiny, new car, the latest tech. We observe, and over time learn “the wisdom of the world”, and how we can get what we want. The eyes of a fool focus on the wrong things!

Those who desire to love God more deeply keep their eyes, and their entire being, locked on His wisdom.

For years I was an expert at immediate gratification. Whether I could afford something or not, if I wanted it, I bought it. Over time that led to a significant amount of debt, most of which was secured by my home. I have spent the last 12 years living within my means, paying down the second mortgage, dealing with medical bills and unforeseen bills as they have arisen. In less than three years the second mortgage will finally be paid off. I was a fool. I had to have what my eyes saw, and I was looking at the wrong things.

What things do you desire? Are they things that last, or things that don’t? This week we will be looking at wisdom.

Blessings on your week!

Each week, Skipping Stones looks at a new topic or scripture with the purpose of growing in discipleship. Monday through Thursday the posts are shorter and provide a thought or two for you to mindfully consider as you go through the day. On Fridays I offer a longer post that looks at the subject of the week with a little more detail; and you have all weekend to read and reflect on your own walk with Christ!

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