Preventative Maintenance

Reading for Today: Proverb Chapter 22

Gold Nugget
Verse 3:A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.”

Commentary
While reviewing the upcoming work schedule, a young fellow in the business that I am in asked what a PM was. I proceeded to tell him about the concept of "preventative maintenance". I shared with him the difference between waiting until something is broke to fix it as opposed to being attentive, taking care and caution to prevent things from going wrong. Changing the AC filter regularly can prevent costly repairs down the road. Such is the wisdom provided in today's "gold nugget". Christians would do better to participate in a spiritual Preventative Maintenance program. A spiritual program that foresees trouble and “break-downs”, and then takes the necessary action to "prevent" them. “A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.” Many of us wait until we have fallen flat on our spiritual faces before we will look to God to get us out of our mess. It is usually a lot more costly and difficult to recover from. We must be aware of our weaknesses and steer clear of those areas. That is a "preventative" attitude and a spiritually mature Christian practices this type of preventative maintenance. Do you know what your week areas are?

Prayer
Lord, help us to be aware of the areas in our life that we are not spiritually developed in and stay clear of temptation. Help us to be humble enough to know they exist and mature enough to take the long way around if necessary. Amen


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