(Pro 12:26 KJV)The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.
Recently I bought a piece of equipment that I really did not know how to use. My wife urged me to call a friend who had one and listen to his wisdom. Being a man I wanted to figure it out for myself. Bad choice. What is the point of having friends who know things if you don’t take advantage of their expertise? Actually I am quite open to learning from others as long as I am not forced to ask. It is amazing what you can pick up if you pay attention. I was stuck in the mountains with a copper pipe that had burst. I had never done copper pipes but I had watched my brother do it. That, and a few trips down the mountain to buy things, was enough to do the job.
We need to understand that other people are watching us. As I watch my daughter and her mothering skills I realize that much of what I am seeing she learned from her mother.
So? What do people learn about marriage, parenting, citizenship and a plethora of other qualities when they watch us? Have a exemplary day.