Satan seeks to defeat you by tempting you to trust your own wisdom, to live according to your self-centered feelings and to gratify your flesh. This is what our society and culture promotes. The "Do You!" or "You Only Live Once" - "YOLO" mentality. It preaches do whatever makes you feel happy. Lean on the infallible word of God.
Proverbs 4:7 says, Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.
I want to pick out 2 phrases:
- The wisest thing ... meaning the most excellent of all possessions.
- Whatever else ... meaning even with the price of all things, even though it may cause you to lose of all which you have.
So let's put it this way, obtaining wisdom is the greatest thing you could ever obtain, use that wisdom to make wise choices.
Have you ever heard of people that don't learn from their mistakes? We have the friend that just keeps dating the wrong guys and won't get the hint. The family member that just can't seem to get out of their own way?
These my friends are examples of not taking the wisdom and using it for good judgment.
Don't lean on your own understanding. Lean on God's word. It is always relevant.