Often we need to be reminded of the importance of following this simple commonsense.
Reference: v.4 Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth. (NIV Bible)
Explore: If I told you that it is better to bring your washing in off the line before it rains, rather than waiting until it had started raining, you would think that I was a simpleton! It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to work out that bringing your washing in before it gets wet again is the best thing to do. However, often if I am feeling lazy or I get pre-occupied doing something else, I wont bring my washing in at the opportune time only to discover half an hour later that it has started raining and my washing is no longer dry! If I had have followed the simple commonsense path then my day would be less frustrating.
Application: Proberbs is a book that is filled with a great deal of simple commonsense. It’s not incredibly unusual wisdom that you have never thought of before. Often it gives simple instructions that will lead you to a better life. The reason it takes up one of the 66 books in the Bible is that often we need to be reminded of the importance of following this simple commonsense. Bringing my washing in off the line before it rains is not that crucial. However, the wisdom contained in Proverbs can be life-changing.
Prayer: Lord, You have give us so much wisdom within Your Word. May we hold it in our hearts so that our lives may be transformed. Amen.
What is some commonsense that you know but you find it difficult to follow?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.