Here’s a quick way to spot if you’re doing things in your marriage that make things worse:
“Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.” Proverbs 26:12, ESV
Take this quick quiz as it relates to your marriage:
- Am I “wise in my own eyes”?
- Do I think my motives and behavior are normal but that my spouse’s are not?
When I trust my own feelings and my own judgments about myself and my relationships, I am acting “wise in my own eyes”. And that is foolish. It leads to false expectations, disappointment, and criticism. It cancels serving your spouse and positions you to wait on being served.
The consumer marriage quiz exposes our pride, our narrow view of things, our selfishness. It exposes our foolishness. But there is good news. Humility leads to wisdom and God invites us to gain His wisdom.
The path to wisdom is devoting yourself and your time to reading and meditating on God’s word.
The beginning of wisdom is humility, respecting God with awe and reverence.
Humble yourself and seek wisdom. The path to wisdom is devoting yourself and your time to reading and meditating on God’s word. Seeking wisdom and improvement in relationships is a request we make of God.
Be willing to examine yourself, not others. Then, you will be wise in others’ eyes…and make your relationships better too.
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