PRUDENT OR SIMPLE?

PRUDENT OR SIMPLE?

Most weekday mornings, I sit with my kids while they eat breakfast and use the time to share the Word, Kingdom principles and general life lessons.

This week our focus was on Proverbs 27:12 (NIV) which states:

“The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”

When we were through, I reflected on my life in light of the verse.

I remembered times when I was prudent, seeing danger ahead and choosing to take refuge by making needed adjustments.

I also remembered times when I was simple, seeing danger yet deluding myself into thinking I could ignore the warnings and still end up okay, which of course I didn’t.

“The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”

What about you? Take a moment to reflect on your life in light of the verse.

Have you tended to be prudent and take refuge when detecting danger, or simple and keep going and suffer for it?

Although we may not want to admit it, in the Body of Christ, many times because of a lack of sensitivity to the promptings of the Holy Spirit or simply being bent on having our own way, we end up being “simple” as opposed to “prudent”.

 If you are driving on a highway and see a huge flashing sign ahead that says, “ROAD ENDING, DANGEROUS CLIFF AHEAD, TURN RIGHT AT NEXT EXIT”,  would you a) Ignore the sign, keep driving, fly over the cliff and injure or kill yourself, or b) take the exit and avoid the danger?

Naturally, most of us would say “b) take the exit and avoid the danger”, but do we do this when it comes to the danger and warning signals that we encounter in our lives?

When we see danger in some area of our lives, receive a warning and ignore it, it is figuratively the same as our choosing “a) ignore the sign, keep driving, fly over the cliff and injure or kill yourself”.

People of God, as time winds down, more than ever before, we need to be prudent and take refuge when we see or are warned about danger in any area of our lives, whether it concerns our health, finances, marriage, children, relationships, ministry, careers, business, or whatever.

When we see danger, we need to get in the habit of immediately taking refuge by inquiring of the Lord as to what we are to do, then doing what He says to do when He says to do it.

Is there any area in your life where the Holy Spirit is warning you of impending danger?

If so, what do you plan to do?

Are you going to be prudent and take refuge or simple, keep going and suffer for it?

Kingdom Ambassadors, with the help of the Holy Spirit, let’s purpose to be prudent in all areas of our lives.

Shalom!

Kim

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