Proverbs is a continuous book on Godly Wisdom with capability of helping us stay out of a lot of problems. What I am seeing as I read through it this time is a difference between manly wisdom and Godly Wisdom. The main ingredient missing between the two is God or God’s Holy Spirit leading the one speaking the wisdom or acting on it. The feelings of man do enter into wisdom and I believe this is the area of vulnerability man has when using wisdom. Satan so easily and craftily adjusts wisdom with our feelings making it ugly and selfish rather than Godly. It is so easy to take a wise choice and turn it into a selfish item. It is also easy to take what man knows about something and think he is being wise when he doesn’t have the big picture as God always does.
I have learned over the years of my life that I have tunnel vision when I am focused on what I believe God wants me to do. This becomes my big picture. God is teaching me today that my big picture can be quite small compared to His own. Before I act I always need to take a step back (emotionally) and look more objectively at the work I’m doing. This is also when I need to bring someone else into the picture to see if they see what I do and if I’m leaving out a major piece/s due to my tunnel vision.
Proverbs is a book we can read often and always glean Guiding Light. I need to do this far more often than once a year or so.