Give Thought To Your Steps

Give Thought To Your Steps

"The simple believes everything, but the prudent gives thought to his steps." Proverbs 14:15

There's a story written in the book of Matthew where Jesus is talking with his followers and he asked them this question, "Who do people say that I am?" and they responded saying, "Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." and Jesus looks at his disciples and says, "But who do you say that I am?"⁠⠀
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People and culture have a massive influence on our lives. Think about clothing trends, news sources, opinions of our parents and friends, likes on Instagram, and views on YouTube. All these things have an influence on our lives and how we look at the world. Many opinions and beliefs are thrown at us every single day. Proverbs 14:15 reminds us not to believe everything put in front of us. We should slow down and give thought to our steps. In faith, we are all going to have moments where we have the same conversation with Jesus as the disciples did. "Who do people say that I am?" and they might say a lunatic, or an ancient wise man, or maybe even a liar who deceived many. But there is no fence in the kingdom of God to sit on, because Jesus asks us all, "But who do you say that I am?"