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Prudent Person

There is definitely a difference between a wise person and a fool. Solomon saw that difference in the way each responded to the same information. He said, "A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton [fool] goes blindly on and suffers the consequences." (Proverbs 27:12) The actions of the prudent person are to see danger coming in advance; to see signs that point to danger in the distance. A road sign that indicates a sharp curve ahead suggests that speed should be lowered to execute the turn successfully. The wise driver heeds the sign, cuts his speed, navigates the turn and travels on without incident. The simpleton ignores the sign, challenges the curve for fun and ends up over the cliff, down the embankment, broken and dying. When Jesus was sent to be crucified, he was first taken by soldiers to their headquarters. They called the entire regiment to mock him, put a crown of thorns on his head, placed a reed stick in his right hand as a scepter, kn…

Thanks

We often get so caught up in our daily lives that we fail to thank God or the people around us that help us and do good work. Thankfulness is an attitude of gratefulness and expresses appreciation to another for small or large actions they take on our behalf. As we enter into the Thanksgiving season, and for that matter the rest of our year, it is important to share thanks with God and others. The psalmist gives us a good example of the cycle that usually takes place in our lives that lead to thankfulness. He said, "Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! His faithful love endures forever." (Ps. 107: 1) He then moves through four life situations in which the cycle is displayed that leads to thankfulness. Situation 1: "Some wandered in the wilderness, lost and homeless." They cried out, "Lord, help!...He rescued them from their distress." "Let them praise the Lord for His great love and for the wonderful things He has done for them." (107:6, 8) Sit…