Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (3rd April, 2016)

Posted: April 3, 2016 in Advice, Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Gospel, Quiet Time, Religion, Words Of Wisdom
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April 3, 2016

TAKE HEED!

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Genesis 24

But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.
Genesis 24:4
 
You know more about choosing a wife after you have chosen one and been married for some time. When I see younger people falling in love and being absolutely enchanted by the wrong people, I marvel at the blindness that is so prevalent among young people.

Yet, young people are so sure of their bad choices when they make them. It is almost impossible to speak a word of sense into their heads at that time of their lives.

It takes the highest kind of wisdom to allow someone, as knowledgeable as your father, to choose a spouse for you. Most of our modern young people would not accept such an idea.

The reason why we are able to catch wild animals is because they never vary their activities and never shift from their basic instincts. You rise above the level of an animal when you do things that are not just based on your instincts.

One day, I responded to a young man’s request to help him choose a wife. I told him who I thought would be a good wife. As I gave him the advice, I wondered at how differently my mind worked because I was older and more experienced.

The art of following Isaac is the art of leaning on the wisdom of the elderly and the experienced. All the unmarried people in the church would have spouses if they would listen to their pastors. But they won’t listen, so they will live out their lives without experiencing certain blessings.

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