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Step On

One morning, while walking laps on a cruise ship, I found the front of the ship and decided to imitate a solo version of the famous “Titanic” movie scene. Below my feet stood a small round raised platform about 6 inches high with the words “Step On.” As I glanced up towards the bridge platform, I hoped the officers wouldn’t think I was being silly. Just before I stepped onto the elevated disc, I looked at the words again. This time, I realized it said, “No Step”! Laughing out loud, I was grateful I didn’t get on that “step”!

This mistake reminds me of how often I misjudge people and circumstances. I may convince myself it’s one way, but in reality, it’s the complete opposite. So how does one discern good from bad, right from wrong?

“My child, listen to what I say, and treasure My commands. Tune your ears to wisdom and concentrate on understanding. Cry out for insight and ask for understanding.”

Proverbs 2: 1-3

Heavenly Father, You say that “intelligent people are always ready to learn. Their ears are open to knowledge.” Proverbs 18:15. I really need Your wisdom and knowledge to make good decisions. Help me to keep an open mind and heart so I can grow in grace and knowledge. Amen.

The ear that hears, the eye that sees--the Lord made them both. Proverbs 20:12

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