Ouch!! And it’s still throbbing! Yesterday morning I proceeded to do something really stupid . . . I shut the car door on my thumb. So much so that I had to release the door handle to remove my hand. I erred!
Immediately, a passage of Scripture from my morning reading came to mind. In response to the Sadducees question (Mark 12:19-23), “Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?” (12:24). Prior to my mishap, I had been pondering about the times in my life I had erred because I did not know or apply the Word of God nor did I trust in His power. When that happens, . . . ouch! I err.
How foolish of me to not spend time in the Word through reading, meditation, memorization, prayer, and instruction. How foolish of me to not put my faith, based upon what I have read and learn about my God, in my omnipotent Heavenly Father. It’s as foolish as and more so than slamming my thumb in the car door. My blunder today only hurts physically, and it continues to do so. When I err because of a lack of knowledge and trust, it hurts spiritually today and possibly for days to come. Furthermore, it could even have physical consequences.
Today, do not err because you do not know the Word or trust in the power of God. And while you’re at it, do not err by slamming the car door on your thumb!
Blessed are the undefiled in the way,
Who walk in the law of the Lord!
Blessed are those who keep His testimonies,
Who seek Him with the whole heart!
They also do no iniquity;
They walk in His ways.