Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight!
While living in America awards us many freedoms, those freedoms can be taken for granted. Israel wasn’t too different back in its prime. God had awarded Israel with many liberties, the land, and the law to be fruitful and protected as a nation. But as time went on and these freedoms began to be taken advantage of, its citizens began thinking they knew better, that their way of life was better than God’s way.
On a micro level, all of us as individuals have a tendency to fall into dangerous patterns of wrong thinking. We start making decisions without considering God, whether they be financial, relational, or spiritual. You name it, you started charting your own course, playing by your own rules.
May I encourage you to examine yourself and examine yourself often. By examine yourself, I mean put your thoughts, plans, and ideas before the Lord and His Word. See if they line up, see if they are of the Lord or of your own devise. The Lord’s warning to Israel and to all that go after them in thinking they know better, is… Woe! Woe means that trouble and distress are coming your way if you continue down this path.
There is only one way and that’s God’s way.
Pastor Jason Witt