I really like this verse from Proverbs 15, as it reminds me that we always have choices in life – whether we’ll pursue the path of wisdom (that leads upward – presumably, toward more wisdom, despite the twists and tursts) or the path of foolishness, which leads to greater foolishness – ultimately culminating in destruction.
The verse is sobering, but it’s an important reminder that the only thing keeping us from a downward spiral is the Lord’s intervention and sustaining grace in our lives! Let’s always remember to seek His will first in all things and continue climbing upward – even if the road is filled with unexpected twists and turns.
Will you pray with me?
Dear Lord, I thank You for this sobering reminder from Proverbs 15. However, I am also grateful to You, because You promise to give Your wisdom to all who earnestly seek it. Therefore, I can remain hopeful, as “the way of life that winds upward” is freely available to anyone seeking Your wisdom and truth with a sincere heart. In fact, the more that I climb upward, the more I continue to learn about You and Your ways; additionally, my trust in and relationship with You will deepen and strengthen – and these are truly lthe most imporatnt things.
Thank You for this truth from Your Word today. Please encourage me each day to faithfully follow upward-winding path, and intentionally decide to “turn away from hell below”. After all, anything (or anyone) steering me away from You will ultimately take me in the wrong direction – so please fill me afresh with Your wisdom each day, so that I can readilyl discern when the enemy is trying to lure my attentions and affections away from You, and onto some lesser person, place, thing, or idea. In Your name I pray, Amen.