LORD Almighty, blessed are those who trust in you. – Psalm 84:12
29)) Because they hated knowledge
and did not choose to fear the Lord,
30)) and they would have none of my counsel
and despised all my reproof,
31)) THEREFORE, they shall eat the fruit of their way,
and have their fill of their own devices.
32)) For the simple are killed by their turning away,
and the complacency of fools destroys them;
33)) BUT whoever listens to me will dwell secure
and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.”
We learned from verse 25, http://wp.me/p5nZpi-5E, that – People turn away from all my advice. They wouldn’t accept my warning. And here again in verse 30 we read, they despised all my counsel.
All people are in search of a road that leads to “happiness”. Yet, in verses 29-33, we read that people often end up making choices that take them on a curvy path. Their path ends up being curvy because the choose their own way vs. the Creator’s counsel and guidance – v.30.
The result of following our own way: They’ll GET their own way, for better or worse. Sadly, as verse 32 says, the simple are killed by turning away, by doing their own thing. Instead of heeding the warnings, like the stove is hot – don’t touch it, they proceed to touch, and… Again, it’s not that the person in this illustration was not warned, he was, yet he chose his own way. In this case, and often in our everyday choices, the result was/can be painful.
The result of following wisdom? v.33 – Whoever listens to me
- will dwell secure
- will be at ease
- (will be) without dread of disaster