Monday, May 2, 2016

Well Said: Be not like a horse or mule

I will instruct you and teach you
the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

Be not like a horse or mule, without understanding,
which must be curbed with bit and bridle,
else it will not keep with you.

Psalm 32: 8-9
I suppose it must be sadly apparent to those who know me well why I suddenly noticed the "horse or mule" section. You can lead a horse to water, as the old saying goes, but you can't make it drink.

How many times have I had to be curbed with bit and bridle only to finally get the point and realize that God's counsel was what I needed all along? How much easier I could have made my life by listening and considering.

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