If it looks good for you, then it surely IS good for you, right?
Several weeks ago, I was walking along the beach and saw a beautiful sea creature on the sand.
If something is beautiful, then it must be good, right?
I recognized the creature for what it was, having witnessed its dangerous characteristics before.
It was a dead Portuguese Man of War.
A particularly poisonous jelly fish with venom-filled tendrils.
Since it was dead, there was no problem, right?
Years ago at the beach, one of our young sons, being curious and inquisitive, poked a dead Portuguese Man of War that was lying on the sand with his snorkel.
A few moments later, he decided to go out into the water for a swim.
Touching the part of his snorkel that had touched the jelly fish, he was suddenly in desperate pain.
I will probably remember those moments the rest of my life as they taught us both a valuable lesson.
The venom is still potent even AFTER the creature is dead.
True wisdom is wisdom that comes from God.
If we ask for His guidance in life, He will do just that—guide us.
Things will look good, but He will say it’s not for us.
Things will be beautiful, but He will tell us of the potential danger involved.
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.