Psalm 32:8 was the verse of the day in the You Version Bible App recently. This is an interesting concept with our culture of staring into cell phones, tablets and other electronic devices. At first I thought it was written from God’s perspective (a valid application), but as I read the passage and commentary on it, I found that it was the Psalmist seeking to teach others.
God has sent me many advisers over the years. The eyes in the upper left of this picture belong to one of my first advisers – my dad. God sends each of us men and women who are to teach us how to live. We should be willing to learn from them.
As we look our advisers in the eye we need to discern who they are following. In 1 Corinthians 11:1, the apostle Paul teaches, “Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.” We should only seek advisers who are seeking Christ. Sadly, there are false leaders who seek fame for themselves instead of giving the honor and glory to God. As we seek God by reading His Word and praying, we will know who is following Christ and who is leading for themselves. This is not to say that we will find perfect advisers, only Jesus Christ is perfect. However, we can find advisers who live for Christ.
Who will you allow to look you in the eye? I pray you have advisers to invest in your spiritual walk and lead you to become more like Jesus Christ. His way is best.