An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Call a Friend

(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.

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