Proverbs 16:2 – All a person’s ways seem pure to them,
Posted: 05 Oct 2019 09:15 PM PDT
All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord. – Proverbs 16:2 (NIV)
Today’s commentary by Dave Whitehead, Author of Making Sense of the Bible
One of the metaphors for the Scripture is that of a mirror; when we look at God’s word, we are able to see our reflection more clearly. This proverb reminds us of what happens when we stop looking at that mirror, we forget what we really look like and can even deceive ourselves toward our actions! Pride, lust, and apathy can feel normal and unless we allow the Scripture to expose our ways, we will justify our behavior. We need more than a Bible study, we need our hearts to be transformed by the power of God’s word.