“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (Psalm 119:105)
I remember as a young boy hoping I would find a million dollars. Wherever I walked I’d imagine looking under some nearby object and finding a hidden treasure, envisioning all the while what my life could be. I was happy as I walked a meandering path made just for me.
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man is he who listens to counsel. -Proverbs 12:15
A few weeks ago I had a dental procedure which involved general anesthesia. All went well, and I got home in a state of relative comfort, took a brief nap, then arose feeling surprisingly robust. “Honey,” I announced to the other room, “I’m feeling just fine. I was expecting to write the day off, but I think I’m actually going to get some things done today.” She didn’t see it that way and kindly pointed out that I was still visibly woozy and it was best not to push it.