All of us were born in sin, and because of that sin, all of us did some stupid things growing up. All of us did some things out of self will, pride and ignorance that even to this day we are not very proud of. In fact, if it wasn’t for us receiving Jesus Christ as Lord many of us would still find ourselves involved in foolish things. However, it’s not how we start out that matters it’s how we finish; and we must finish well, because he that endures to the end the same shall be saved. (Prov. 19:20) says “Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.” Many people seem to think that as we get older we get wiser but that’s hardly the case because there are a whole lot of 31 year olds walking around who still act as if they are 13.
King Solomon’s seemed to be more concerned about how we grow and become what God would have us to be throughout our life as we received counsel and instruction, than he was about how we start out. As Christians we know the best way to start is with the life giver Jesus Christ who has the ability to change our lives if we are willing to receive counsel and instruction from the word of God. Saints of God, all of life’s answers is in the word of God. Every solution to the problems we face as a people is in the word of God. Thus, at the end of the day maybe we didn’t get off on the right foot in life; maybe we didn’t get off on the right foot with God but the good news is we don’t have to stay that way because the Lord desires for us all to grow and become wiser each day until we hear him say “well done thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of the Lord.”
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason