Proverbs 12:25 NKJ
There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
I love to watch people especially when I’m at the mall. You’ll find the rapport going on between people. The next time you see two people interacting or (not) interacting take a minute to notice their body language. It says so much more than the words that you can’t hear.
The other day I wasn’t even near the mall, I was in a room full of people when a duo in heavy conversation was noticeable. One was listening and the other was convincing. I mean CONVINCING! If the one who was listening was smart I suppose they made a decision to agree with what the other one was saying.
The image of these two faded in the background as I recalled Proverbs 12:25. “There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.” Looking back at the duo again, I imagined myself in the place of the one who was convincing and realized how pride blinds my eyes when I think that I’m right about something.
Now, death doesn’t always mean literal although it could. It means that the CONVINCING one will soon be dining on humble pie and their resounding opinion will die.
Be careful, know that what seems right could be wrong.. and if it is, it leads to death! Choose life, seek understanding before you seek to be understood.