If we are honest with ourselves we are a bunch of know-it-alls. We know everything from how to grill the perfect steak to the best route to take on a trip. We have everything under control. I am talking to myself here too. I tend to get a little arrogant about things from time to time thinking my way is best. If you don’t believe me just ask my wife.Why do we think that we know what is best for us? I call this way of thinking WISDUMB. Wisdumb is our selfish mindset fueled by our selfish desires. I repeat wisdumb us our selfish mindset fueled by our selfish desires. The bible tells us in Proverbs that “God gives out Wisdom free,is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding.
He’s a rich mine of Common Sense for those who live well,a personal bodyguard to the candid and sincere.”(Message version)
When it comes to the issue of pornography. We think we can handle it. Because come on who knows us better than us right? We are in control. The movie or chat room can be shut off anytime we choose. We got this! Dude, we don’t have this! That is our problem we think we have it all under control. We KNOW-IT-ALL! It says in Proverbs 3 (message version) “Trust God from the bottom of your heart;don’t try to figure out everything on your own.Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;he’s the one who will keep you on track.Don’t assume that you know it all.Run to God! Run from evil!Your body will glow with health your very bones will vibrate with life!” Those verses are full of truth. One of the things that I think stands out here is the part where it says “your body will glow with health.” How is that you ask? When porn is the issue or any other addiction you have guilt. There is a news story my wife and I have been following over that last year and a half about a murdered young wife and mother. The police had no leads. The husband was a nice looking clean cut business type guy. Just the other day they picked him up and charged him with murder. I didn’t recognize him from the picture. He had let himself go his hair was nasty, he just looked bad. Why did he look bad? GUILT! Guilt will destroy you mentally and physically. That is why we need to step back and re-evaluate our situation. We need to let God take control. While I am on a roll in the book of Proverbs I will also hit you with this verse that fits right in “God’s wisdom will rescue you from the Temptress— that smooth-talking Seductress.” It also goes on to say “Discretion will watch over you, and understanding will guard you, rescuing you from the way of evil from the one who says perverse things,[from] those who abandon the right paths to walk in ways of darkness,[from] those who enjoy doing evil and celebrate perversity,whose paths are crooked,and whose ways are devious.”
This is a new year many of you have made resolutions to quit looking at pornography for good. That is a great goal. I applaud you and celebrate your decision. What I want you to know is that we cannot do this through our own WISDUMB we need guidance from above. We need the WISDOM of our heavenly Father who wants nothing but the best for us. In James it says “we should be quick to listen,slow to speak.” As I said in the beginning we think that we are the kings of knowledge. We know something about everything and want people to be quick to listen to us. We just need to sit down, shut up and listen to the knowledge and wisdom that God has for us.