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.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Heads Up or Heads Down

(Pro 22:3 KJV)  A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

I know how to apply this if I am driving in the “wrong” part of town and see a mob in the street.  There is no chance I am going to go Rambo.  It is the more subtle things that I am blind to.  How many family disputes have erupted simply because people don’t know when to stay in their room?  How many churches have split because people don’t know when to shut up and sit down?  We will probably never know.

There are times to stand up and face the music.  There are times for courage and boldness.  The problem is knowing when those times are.  My guess is we knock heads a lot more than we need to.  Recently we went through a time when the weather services had a gay old time of instilling panic in people.  My wife had me carrying chairs off the front porch because of coming high winds.  She suggested, not that she was worried, that I might want to hide in my closet because there were tornados thirty miles away.  

So?  Common sense is a rare commodity.  I know people die in tornados.  I also know that 320,000,000 survived the last round.  I will keep my head down but I am not going to panic.

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