Proverbs 1:33 “But whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.”
Many people say they want to live a life of peace and security, a life free of trouble. How realistic is this in this world? In a world of chaos, hatred, racism, and violence, where can one find peace and security. The promise found in Proverbs 1:33 tells us whoever listens to me (wisdom) will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm. The condition is to listen to wisdom. Wise counsel comes from God. Rejection of wisdom brings harm. Listening is an action word and it is not simply hearing but it is acting upon what you have heard. Listening to God’s instructions will lead you to a life of safety and peace. You may still face troubles and conflict but wisdom provides the ability to avoid problems as well as the skill to handle them when they arise. God has promised He will be with you always. I challenge you today to listen to God’s words and obey so that you will find security and peace even in this world full of trouble.