“Discretion will watch over you, understanding will guard you,”
Discretion – the freedom to both judge and choose what should be done in a particular situation.
The development of certain character traits by inclining my ear to understanding and treasuring God’s commands (v 2) will protect me from men of perverted speech (v 12) and who celebrate perversion (v 14).
Discretion is one of these.
I do not have to walk in the ways of darkness (v 13) and blindly follow crooked paths (v 15). Discretion allows me to choose His ways and not the ways of the world.
Heavenly Father, thank you for discretion. Please give me grace to put it to use today and to make choices to honor and follow you.
In Jesus Name, Amen.