“It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.” – Proverbs 10:23
To be a fool takes little effort or exertion, though understanding requires effort, study, and reflection. Mischief will find us, while we must seek understanding. Even Bob Marley noted that we should “flee from…mischief…”
M46 Challenge: Talk to your children about the consequence of doing the wrong thing, and associating themselves with others who like to do wrong things. “Birds of a feather flock together.” Talk to them about who their friends are.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, THANK YOU for giving my child wisdom in choosing her friends. I ask that you bring friends across her path who love and honor You, and will be a reason why my children fulfill your purpose in her life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Thoughts: Take inventory of your child’s friends. Can you name the three friends s/he is closest to? What are their interests outside of school and what do you know of their family? Is s/he choosing friends wisely? Now, same questions…regarding your own friends that s/he sees you associating with as you demonstrate your own wisdom. (Hmm) And what are the potential consequences of mischief, versus wisdom?
On to Proverbs 3 tomorrow, with a bit about first fruits and cheerful stewards. In the meantime, have a great day!
Keep it Lit,