As folks return to work and school after Christmas and New Year’s break, many are thinking about making and implementing their plans for the new year. A good rule of thumb for any new undertaking is to diligently seek out and pursue the wisest path to get where you want to go.
So if you have a map, consult it. If you have GPS, enter your starting and end points. If you are launching a new business, starting in a new job, new school, new semester, new relationship, or even attempting a plumbing repair for the first time, your starting point should be to investigate the subject wisely.
Obtaining wisdom is the subject of Proverbs chapter 2. Look at this verse:
Prov 2:20 That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
By pursuing wisdom you can walk in the ways of good men and keep the paths of the righteous. That sounds too simple.
But how many of us have ever started an undertaking by saying, “I want to follow a really stupid plan so I can end up in the midst of really bad people?” No one ever starts out with that goal, but failure to plan wisely may get you there anyway.
Let this be the year of pursuing wisdom in all that you do so that you will find yourself among some “good men” (and women) and walking on the path of righteousness.