12.22.2010 Proverbs 22:3

Proverbs Post #28-

Today I was reading in chapter 22, decease and verse 3 jumped out to me today.  It says:

22:3 A shrewd person sees danger and hides himself, hospital
but the naive keep right on going and suffer for it.

The end of the year always brings thoughts of tasks completed and plans for the next year.  I met with my advisory group early this morning and as we looked through the plans for next year, sick God placed a thought on my mind.  I am planning for business or more specifically the ministry path but how much effort have I put into the path for my family in the coming year?

I began to think about the time I am spending working versus the time I am spending building God into their lives.  Since our children are one of our greatest responsibilities, we cannot just go through the motions in raising our kids!  If we do not build into the lives of our children, we will have problems when they are in their teen years.  Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”

“A shrewd person sees the danger and hides himself,” means we need to look ahead at the possible consequences of current our actions.  Am I building into my child(ren)?  If we do go down a path of spending little time with our children, “the naïve keep right on going and suffer for it.”

What are you doing to build into your child(ren’s) lives?

I want to challenge you to take up reading the Proverb of the day and the entire chapter as well.  Lord, please help each one of us to keep our focus on things above and not the things of this earth.  Amen.

I am using the Net Bible to quote from for these posts


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Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 Proverbs

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