Hosea 14:9 “Let those who are wise understand these things. Let those with discernment listen carefully. The paths of the Lord are true and right, and righteous people live by walking in them. But in those paths sinners stumble and fall.”
The wise are those whose ears are inclined to listen to the voice of God and follow His leading. And those with discernment are the ones who are familiar with His voice and His ways, their spirits sharpened to the promptings of His Holy Spirit. This is a person who walks in God’s path. It doesn’t mean he is perfect or that he doesn’t make mistakes, but he keeps his heart attuned to God’s heart. This also means that God’s ways don’t always make sense, so to the world, they stumble because they do not understand God’s ways, because His ways are spiritually discerned.
“Abba, You are the One Who opens my eyes to Your ways, and my ears to Your voice. Guard my heart so I stay attuned to You. Help me stay walking in Your path all my days, not relying on my self but on Your power. In Jesus’ Name, amen.”