It’s because our leaders are stupid.
They never asked God for counsel,
And so nothing worked right.
The people are scattered all over.
Jeremiah 10:21 (MSG)
I had a really nice conversation with an old friend yesterday. He is a University professor with high academic degrees and is working on two books he is writing while on sabbatical. As our conversation wandered here and there we ruminated on different life experiences. We both shared that the further we get in the journey, the more sure we are of what we don’t know.
When I was younger, I was more sure of my own strength and understanding. Now, I am convinced that I know very little in the grand scheme of things. I am slower to judge. I am slower to react. I am less given to rash decisions. I am continually reminded of my need to be reliant on God’s counsel, God’s strength, God’s wisdom, and God’s provision [and to be sure to listen carefully to my wife].
Today, I’m heading out determined to seek God’s counsel throughout my day.