Saturday, 19 May 2012
"Listen to counsel and receive instruction,
That you may be wise in your latter days."
I've started reading a chapter in Proverbs that matches the day of the month. Our family practiced this for years and so many of the wise sayings come back to memory as my counselor because of it. We dropped the practice when my husband became disabled and our schedule changed. I've missed reading Proverbs. The first chapter says that the proverbs will help you to know wisdom and give prudence to the simple along with several other wonderful promises. I'm always in need of wisdom because I sure can be 'simple' at times!
The above scripture caught my attention this morning. I immediately thought of several situations this week where my husband had made decisions that I resisted in my heart. When he shared his counsel on the subject I could feel myself tightening up inside because it went against something I wanted. By God's grace I was able to submit to his counsel but it took some fighting to bring my flesh back under control.
This verse reminded me of the wisdom in listening to my husband's good counsel and instruction and the benefit it will gain when I am old.. that of being wise. This is a verse I'd like to memorize. It needs to be permanently planted in my heart!
(My granddaughter showing Miss Alice that the bubble she blew landed on her sweater)