Apostle Grace Lubega
Proverbs 1:1-4 (KJV); The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
A simple mind is a playground for the devil. Simplicity in this context is naiveté. Some Christians are so terribly gullible. They believe everything they read and hear.
Unfortunately, and increasingly, the world is inclining to manipulate the masses because many people are very simple. Disciplines such as behavioural economics have been designed for the simple. News outlets who are often creative with the truth target the simple.
But simplicity is not supposed to be a trait in a new creature. That is why our theme scripture reveals that the proverbs are given to give subtility to the simple.
God expects you to be more discerning. Apply your mind to deep and contemplative thinking every time someone presents you with a version of events. It is the height of immaturity to receive as truth everything that appears in print or media.
In fact, these days, some of us listen to the news simply to hear what they are not telling us. We have learnt to dig past the superficialities that the world presents to us.
The Holy Spirit leads us into all truth (John 16:13). It means that He elevates us above simplicity so that we never interpret life and world events from the surface.
FURTHER STUDY: John 16:13, Proverbs 8:5
GOLDEN NUGGET: God expects you to be more discerning. Apply your mind to deep and contemplative thinking every time someone presents you with a version of events. It is the height of immaturity to receive as truth everything that appears in print or media.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this truth. Thank You for Your Word in me that separates, cuts asunder, divides spirit and soul so that at all times, life and its events are plain to me. I cannot be deceived because my perception is never from the surface but from the depths of things. I see the core, not just the exterior because I am not simple in spirit, in Jesus’ name, Amen.