Success and Failure
“What you think is the right road may lead to death.” (Proverbs 14:12 GNT)
What looks good on the outside isn’t always good, and what seems like success can actually turn out to be failure. What does this mean? Well, sometimes our human strategies seem to work: we might end up with more money and drive a bigger car; but at the same time, we could be a million miles away from God, having missed his perfect plan for our lives. God isn’t looking for someone who’s “all that.” Nothing like that impresses him because, after all, he’s God! And he’s not looking for perfect people either. He’s looking for folks who know they are weak and frail and who want to commit their lives to him: people who want to go past religion and who really want to trust Jesus. In sum, God is looking for someone with childlike faith. Do you want to be counted among those who put their trust, not in their own clever plans, but in the Lord? Tell him that today!
Read and meditate on Proverbs 14:9-19.