When we choose to belittle others who have done us no harm, or to treat someone who has shown us kindness with a lack of respect, we invite the enemy into our lives. There is a constant battle going on for our very souls. Those of us that cannot relate to that in terms of spiritual warfare, may more easily grasp it in terms of what gives us life , and what pulls us away from life. Our actions that are birthed in love bring us life, while our actions birthed of fear, hostility, or any negative emotion, drains the life from us. God wants us to be victorious, and sent His Son to teach us how it can be ours when we release our need to control, refuse to allow the petty things in life to rob us of our joy, and trust Him to be our defender.
It is said that the curse of our age is busyness. It is commonplace for us, in our multi-tasking world, to have our attention scattered in all directions and end up doing all kinds of things, but doing none of them well. God wants us to focus on what is really important. It is so easily understood in terms of the world we live in today, but I wonder what the context was when this was written..."a fools eyes wander to the ends of the earth"? Did it speak to day dreaming or wanderlust? For me it is just another example of God's word being timeless.
Sometimes God just wants us to laugh and have fun., and this proverb's wisdom is sooooo obvious, that I decided to have a little fun with it and give you a good laugh at the same time.
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