Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil. Proverbs 3:7
First of all, focus is a matter of sight. We focus on the eye chart at the doctor’s office; we focus our binoculars when looking at distant objects; we focus our camera lens when we take a picture.
It is not surprising that Proverbs encourages us not to “be wise in [our] own eyes.” Said another way, don’t trust your own eyes as a source of focus in life. There is a lot to see in this world, and much to focus on. The challenge is to make sure we are focusing on God first and seeing life through His “eyes.” Proverbs 3:5 says the same thing: Trust in God with all your heart and don’t lean on your own understanding. Our eyes and our understanding are gifts of God, but…
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