Emotion or Attitude?
Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.
Fearing God is related to wisdom by the fact that knowing real right from real wrong makes us wise. Knowing Jesus is related to good judgment by the fact that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life for every person.
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)
Truth in society today is being based solely on people’s emotions. That’s just plain wrong. Emotions are based on feelings, and feelings can lie and be arbitrary. If we want actual wisdom and sound judgment, we will not live and make decisions based on our emotions. Instead, we must focus on our attitude. Emotions are all about how I feel, but attitude is all about how I choose to behave. A wise person with good judgment will choose to behave like Christ.
Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. (Philippians 2:3-5)
It is easier to live by how I feel rather than what is true. Help me to focus on my attitude and what I can choose to change and not focus on what arbitrarily and momentarily sweeps over me. Thank you that your guidelines are good because they do not change and they are for everyone! I love you so much and thank you bringing us the Way, the Truth, and the Life so that we can be with YOU. And I pray in Jesus’ name, amen.