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“A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭27:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬
You have likely heard the “bury your head in the sand” expression.  The saying is a metaphor for someone who avoids, or tries to avoid, a particular situation by pretending that it does not exist. The phrase originated with the common, but mistaken, belief that ostriches bury their heads in the sand when frightened, so as to avoid being seen.  This myth originated in ancient Rome and is so pervasive that it’s still used as a common metaphor for someone avoiding their problems. (It is thought that this belief began after they observed ostriches nesting and being stalked by predators.)
The saying has likely endured because of the true observation in this week’s Proverb of someone going blindly into a circumstance without a care for consequences. But the prudent person will foresee problems and take precautions.
While the two extremes of carelessness and recklessness seem to get all of the publicity, in the absence of Divine revelation we should use reason.
Careful, considerate actions don’t seem to get a lot of attention, and the monotonous activities of life don’t stir up much passion, but that is where many of the hours of our lives are spent.
Paul gave us this valuable advice:
“So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise.” Ephesians‬ ‭5:15‬ ‭NLT‬‬
This week, carefully consider your actions and walk in wisdom.
In His Hands,