The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a person who listens to advice is wise.
The purpose of the book of Proverbs was for King Solomon to pass down and teach his son wisdom, not just any wisdom, but godly wisdom. In King Solomon’s book of Proverbs, there are two sets of people, the wise and the foolish, the wise are godly, and the fools are wicked. The book of Proverbs does not stand alone but other books of the Holy Bible teach us to live wisely in the Lord’s eyes. King Solomon, as a father, wants his sons and daughter to live right in his eyes, which is pleasing to his sight. When they do not, they do what is right according to their point of view, which is foolish. King Solomon is older and wiser than his children. With his life experience, he knows what is best. Father God only knows righteous living, and He also wants us to live right according to His eyes. Sadly, we are like young, foolish, rebellious children who do our ways. The Old Testament is full of scripture that says that God’s children would do what is right in His eyes for a while, but sadly, they go back to living and doing what is right in their eyesight. Nevertheless, God said He would bless His children if they did what was right in His eyes, and that is an everlasting covenant for all people.
Deuteronomy 12:7 There you and your households shall eat before the Lord your God and rejoice in all your undertakings in which the Lord your God has blessed you. 8 “You shall not do at all what we are doing here today, everyone doing whatever is right in his own eyes; 9 for you have not as yet come to the resting place and the inheritance which the Lord your God is giving you.
Ephesians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love, that behavior makes Father God sad.
Many children love the lullaby/hymnal title “Jesus loves me”. It is simple and sweet, and children learn quickly and fast with catchy tunes. “Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so.” These are words of the song easy to remember, and it simply explains what scripture says as well, so it is thoroughly biblical. Jesus loves me when I’m good, when I do the things I should; Jesus loves me when I’m bad, though it makes Him very sad. “More lyrics of the lullaby with more biblical truth. That is simple for a child of any age to understand. Yes, Jesus loves me when I am good or bad, but when I am wrong, it makes Him sad. Why would Father get sad when we are wrong? Well, He gives the obedient child everlasting life in His heavenly home, the bad He gives them everlasting death in hell? Father God does not like that. He loves you and me. Father God is a loving God. He does not force you and me to obey Him, but He loves it when we do because we are wise and pleasing to His eyes. But when we are foolish in God’s eyesight, He turns away and lets us in as much as possible. The middle word in sin is I, just like the word eye sounds like me. So, you and I have this decision to make. Do we want to do what is right in God’s eyes or our own? If we live right in God’s vision, you and I are wise, but if you feel wise by living by what is right in our vision, we are just blindly stupid. God bless you all; Jesus loves you, and so do I. Samuel J Head, His bondservant.
John 3:20 Everyone who does evil hates the light and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
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