Monday, March 9, 2009

Start Living!

"Wisdom has built her house;
she has carved its seven columns.
She has prepared a great banquet,
mixed the wines, and set the table.
She has sent her servants to invite everyone to come.
She calls out from the heights overlooking the city.
'Come in with me,' she urges the simple.
To those who lack good judgment, she says,
'Come, eat my food,
and drink the wine I have mixed.'
Leave your simple ways behind,and begin to live;
learn to use good judgment.”
Proverbs 9:1-6 NLT

Have you ever wondered why you can get stuck in a rut? You know what I mean. You keep struggling with the same old problems. There are a variety of issues that keep coming at us, and get the better of us. For example, addictions to food, drugs, sex, spending, alcohol and a variety of temptations can get the better of us. Health, finances and relational challenges can wear us down. The condition of the world we live in may keep us from living life to it's fullest.

We live in a world that offers a lot of advice. All you have to do is turn on your television, radio, computer or walk through the checkout aisle of your supermarket, and you are bombarded with advice. Some of the advice is good. Much is not. You see, the very people offering the advice, are creating the problem.

We were created by God. The Bible says that Jesus created everything. Therefore, He knows what's best for our lives. He offers us the wisdom and the power to live lives that overcome the obstacles of our fallen world. His wisdom offers us meaning, strength, and hope.

So, who's advice are you listening to?

"Leave your simple ways behind, and begin to live;
learn to use good judgment.”
Proverbs 9:6 NLT

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