The subject of this devotional, “How to mess up your life!” might strike you as funny. You might even have said, “Thanks a lot, but I already know too much on that subject!” But take some time to learn what God says on the subject and be alerted to making the same sort of mistake again and again. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Proverbs 12:15 (ESV)
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
but a wise man listens to advice.
“Many men run into all manner of perplexities by their own folly and self-will, and never ask whether their acts are right or wrong, wise or foolish, until they begin to taste the bitter consequences. Then they cry to God to help them, and think themselves very religious because they do. That is not the way to get God’s help. Such folk are like Italian brigands who had an image of the Virgin in their hats, and sometimes had the Pope’s commission in their pockets, and therefore went out to murder and ravish, in sure and certain hope of God’s favor and protection.” [Alexander Maclaren, Expositions of Holy Scripture I, (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, n.d.), p. 174]