By On May 25th, 2018

Corrective Lenses


I got glasses in the fourth grade when my parents figured that my constant running into things wasn’t just because I was clumsy. What a wonderful new world opened to me! I saw everything in a new way and my grades improved. 

Clear vision is critical in so many ways. Just as clarity is critical to physical safety, a different kind of clarity is critical to living right. Do you know anyone who chooses to ignore good advice? Often they live life the hard way. This can come from ignorance of common sense or an ignorance of spiritual Truth. 

The Bible has an excellent source of helpful information on both those counts. The Book of Proverbs has much to say not only about living spiritually, but living practically. Unlike most of the rest of the Bible, Proverbs has complete instruction in just a few verses. It’s a book that you can read a bit of and easily return to the rest without disturbing your pattern of thought. 

Proverbs is, for many of us, a means of putting corrective lenses on so that we see our world and our lives more clearly. I’d recommend reading a few verses at a time, then stopping for a few moments to reflect on what you’ve read, perhaps even jotting down a couple of sentences about what you’ve learned

Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles.

Proverbs 1:5-6

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