Proverbs 14:12 (GNT) What you think is the right road may lead to death.

There are people who think they’re doing and living correctly, but their foundation for what’s correct has been perverted. People, logic, societal norms, and experiences attempt to corrupt our foundation for what’s appropriate.

If we’ve seen our parents have multiple live-in relationships with multiple partners, we’re not going to see a problem with cohabitation and premarital sex. If we know Uncle Joe is selling drugs and our family glorifies him as a “hustler,” we may be corrupted to think we have to do whatever it takes to get ahead. If we see our friends buying expensive items on a credit card, we may be corrupted to think it’s okay to go in debt to buy what we desire.

As we get older and new situations come, our sense of what’s correct can be more perverted or we can become wiser.

This wisdom is not from man because man’s wisdom is constantly changing. Our wisdom and foundation for what’s right needs to be rooted in the Word of God. The Word of God covers every issue we’ll face in life.

If we follow God’s commands, in context, we’ll live a blessed, more productive, and prosperous life and we’ll have a foundation that will never crumble. Let’s renew and readjust our minds to unpervert our sense of what’s right and align it with God’s Word alone.