Distractions

Reading for Today: Proverb Chapter 7

Gold Nugget
Verse 24-25: 
24 Now therefore, listen to me, my children; Pay attention to the words of my mouth: 25 Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways, Do not stray into her paths.”

Commentary
There’s a popular commercial from one of the major insurance companies that features a young man driving, while checking out a "hot chick with her pink bandanna". Being distracted, he drives into a light post, causing extensive damage to his vehicle. Many of us suffer the fate of this young man, although it applies to men and women for various reasons. The illustration of a man walking into a wall while checking out a girl does paint a pretty good picture of distraction. I remember being a young teen watching the original Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. At the end of the movie, these “beautiful” images floated around alluring the men. After being distracted by their beauty, they were soon horrified as the beautiful women quickly transformed into the images of death and terror. Distractions are one of the most effective weapons of the enemy. We all have something that we could be distracted with if we are not on guard. It may be the opposite sex, money, our careers, self-love, etc. A distraction is anything that takes your attention off of your correct task or mission. Proverbs chapter seven tells the story of a young man that is taken like an ox to the slaughter. He is seduced by a married woman that has no regard for God or her husband. This world has all kinds of distractions that will take you off of the course God set before you. Remember today’s “gold nugget”, 24 Now therefore, listen to me, my children; Pay attention to the words of my mouth: 25 Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways, Do not stray into her paths.”

Prayer
Lord, there are things all around me that bid for my attention, but only certain things are there from you. Help me to know which is which and stay focused on the mission you have before me.  Amen

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