I have always appreciated honesty. Not the folks who are mean spirited about it. But the ones who care enough to tell the truth. I value that. If I’m aiming at a target and miss it left, I want to know that.
So now the question is who sets the standard.
Who can tell me if I am off.
Yesterday I came upon this quote.
@stevenfurtick: You can call it like you see it – or choose to see what God has said.
Our problem is not just vision, but perspective. Our experience is greatly limited compared to God’s. His vantage point is immeasurably higher than ours.
We might possibly see clearly, but we don’t see enough.
Here are a few verses about the limits of man’s wisdom.
There is a way which seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death.
1 Corinthians 1:25
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
Every man’s way is right in his own eyes,
But the Lord weighs the hearts.
So wisdom is learning to trust God’s word, rather than our own eyes or senses.
I have two brothers that are licensed pilots. I asked both about the tragic private airplane crash of John Kennedy. Both said the same thing. It’s easy to get disoriented (BTW the word dis-oriented, means you can’t find where East is). They both said you HAVE TO TRUST YOUR INSTRUMENTS.
We think there is nothing wrong with our sight. We just call ’em like we see ’em. Well, while we may be well intentioned and honest, our sight and senses could lead us on a path to destruction.
It is easy to become “wise in our own eyes.”
Far better to trust what God has said.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to Him,
and He will make your paths straight.