Week 31 Thursday

Gullible

Today’s scripture selection: Proverbs 14-15

Key verse: Proverbs 14:15

     Time for a little practical advice.

     Remember that old saying about there being a “sucker” born every minute?  Turns out Solomon offered that same advice a couple of thousand years before it was ever said.

“The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps.”

We live in a complicated world.  And, sadly, it is filled with all sorts of people who would just love to sell you a lot of nonsense.  I don’t just mean those who actually want to literally sell you something you don’t need…I mean those who want to get you to believe their particular

  • Brand of religion
  • Philosophy about life
  • Ideas on how relationships work
  • Thoughts on how to succeed
  • Political ideas
  • Favorite drug of choice
  • And much more

So – be savvy.  Be, as Jesus put it, “wise as serpents and innocent as doves.”  Be open to others; willing to share of yourself; willing to share your faith and a bit of God’s grace – but also watch your back and don’t let those who “live on the dark side” take you in for their own purposes.

The world can be a beautiful place.

It can also be a very dark and ugly place.

And sometimes, it all comes down to how gullible you are – or aren’t.

Prayer: Lord, help me to have discernment and wisdom, so as to follow your guidance and let the world’s nonsense be.

AMEN.

 

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2 thoughts on “Week 31 Thursday

  1. Hi there Paul,
    Yes, we must be ever alert!
    Hope to get a car load over to hear a sermon before too long. Whenever the snow and ice clear up.
    Bill Heath

    1. Would love to see you! Thanks for following my posts!

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