Doing What Is Right in One’s Own Eyes: a Sign of Pride, the Need for Humility (Tues, April 6)

The word of the day is “eyes.”  How do you respond when someone points out your fault?  Do you bristle with indignation, or do you respond to correction with appreciation?  In our reading of Proverbs 12:8-22, the wise sage writes, “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who heeds counsel is wise” (NKJV vs. 15).  Today we learn that thinking that we are wise in our own wisdom is a sign of pride.  And we suggest that this kind of deep self-conceit requires salvation and healing more than instruction. A Law unto Themselves The Old Testament Book of Judges ends with the social disintegration of the People of God.  The writer explains the cause…