We all have those stories from when we were so sure we were right and no one could convince us otherwise! Often, after we “crashed and burned” we still defended our logic even through the “I told you so.” Some things are too important to wait until it’s too late.
“There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Proverbs 16:25
All men struggle with the attitude that he or she is right and is under no obligation to listen to parents, leaders or even God. Unfortunately, the nature of man is fallen and destined only to eternal death without outside intervention. Education, culture, and the values of society direct the feelings and the will of most and with all of their learning and experience man’s ways remain the ways of death. He attempts to live forever while continuing on the road of self-destruction. The problem lies not in an unwillingness to change but in an unwillingness to receive instruction and reproof from the One Giver and Sustainer of life, the Truth, the God of the Bible.
“He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.” Proverbs 10:17