Proverbs 29:18 – Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint

Observation-

People who aren’t seeking wisdom lack divine guidance.  Where there is no wisdom and God is not in the equation people act lawless without inhibition.

Application

I must have a posture of humility before God and not be pridefulin my own way.  Wisdom does not come naturally as I have to continually seek the wisdom that only comes from being in the word, listening to the word preached and communicating with God.  Absent of the wisdom of God and his will for me, I would have no guidance and just roll without control.  Verse 8 says, “Scoffers set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath.”  I can’t help but think about how we are seeing spiritual warfare at work and people turn from God in our streets.  This creates a sense of urgency to share the Good News with people who are searching for hope and we have the only answer in Jesus.

Prayer

Father,

Thank you for your love, grace and mercy in sending Jesus to save us from our sin so we can have a relationship with you.  Let me seek your wisdom and the power of the Holy Spirit guide me to share the gospel to bring you glory.

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