Wisdom does not help us find the path of the righteousness just once in a while, it helps us find every good path. That is what the proverb says.
Prov 2:9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
The Living Bible paraphrase says, the wise will “find the right decision every time.” I like that. If we dive into an unfamiliar task or subject with the goal of searching until we find understanding, that works its way into our thinking as sound wisdom that reveals right from wrong so that we can come up with the correct choice.
Wisdom will help us with decisions from large to small: Should I take a job in another city? Should I major in that program? Should I marry that person? All the way down to the choice about how long to dawdle around the house before heading out the door to work.
For a time, I rode the bus to work every day, and one particular morning, after dawdling too long around the house, I arrived at the bus stop at the same moment as the bus. I rapidly waved my hands gesturing the driver to stop, but it was too late. He did not see me.
As the bus sped past me, I put my arms down, shook my head, and turned to walk back to our apartment and thought, “If I had arrived only five seconds sooner, I would be on that bus right now.” If I had been paying attention to the time earlier that morning—the wise choice—wisdom would have placed me on the right path. It does every time.
Allow time for wisdom to speak, listen to what it says, and don’t leave home without it. That is how you will find every good path or the right choice every time.