by John Michalak
Therefore keep the words of this covenant and do them, that you may prosper in all that you do.
The book of Proverbs speaks of a type of foolishness we can all identify with: you know better, but still ignore the consequences of unwise behavior.
You feel great when you eat healthy and exercise. You feel lousy when you don’t. But, you still gorge on fast food and linger too long on the couch.
You feel wonderful when you tell the truth. You feel the pain of mistrust and betrayal when you don’t. But still, you assume, next time, the consequences won’t be the same.
In the Bible, you’re offered the way of wisdom—the path to peace and prosperity. But, this way isn’t just found in a guide book for living—it’s part of a covenant, a binding contract with the Creator of heaven and earth. In this, prosperous living isn’t just about making better choices, but about binding yourself in submissive relationship to this God who loves you and knows what’s best for you.
Do you trust that God knows what He’s doing? Will you not just listen to Him, but surrender your foolish ways to His ways of wisdom and love? To make better choices, your first focus should be bonding yourself to God in love and faithfulness. Then your ability to abandon foolish living will be that much easier to achieve.