The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,
that one may turn away from the snares of death.
How well are you tuning into wise teaching? Are you reading daily the wise teaching of Scripture? Do you read the wise teaching of the Gospels, of Christ himself? Do you listen to the sermons of wise preachers, to the lessons of wise teachers? Do you read the writings of wise men and women of God?
You must go to the fountain to drink. All about you are the snares of death – the teachings of the world which bombard you daily through TV, movies, advertisements, novels, secular teachers, colleagues, neighbors, etc. These things influence you more than you think. Indeed, the genius of good advertising is to enter into your unconscious thoughts. I like to read well written novels and watch well produced movies. Good books and movies are thought provoking and can help me see life in a way I would not have before. But they come with danger, presenting perspectives that run counter to God’s truth. Thus, I must keep up a steady diet of Christian teaching, writing, and arts. Foremost, I must keep up the steady study of God’s Word.
Be sure to go to the fountain of life today and drink deeply of God’s wisdom.
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