21My child, don’t lose sight of common sense and discernment.
Hang on to them,
22 for they will refresh your soul.
They are like jewels on a necklace.
23 They keep you safe on your way,
and your feet will not stumble.
24 You can go to bed without fear;
you will lie down and sleep soundly. ~ Proverbs 3:21-24
This entire chapter is so powerful and speaks so deeply into my heart, but this one section is the “one” that jumped out to me this morning.
The word says “do not lose sight of……..” it is so easy to lose sight of the things we know, love, believe and live by. The situations we end up in sometimes takes our eyes off the reality of life. But the writer says that common sense and discernment will REFRESH your soul, keep you safe and keep your feet from stumbling and probably the best one of all and I know everyone will agree with me if we do not lose sight of common sense and discernment “you will lie down and sleep soundly”
So what is common sense? —
Common sense is a basic ability to perceive, understand, and judge things, which is shared by (“common to”) nearly all people, and can be reasonably expected of nearly all people without any need for debate.
What the writer is talking about is so much deeper than just “common sense” through the eyes of the world for that is ever changing — but through the Spirit and the POWER of the living God. It’s born our of a relationship with the Father. Remember chapter 1 — GOD BREATHED wisdom etc.
Oh God how I need you in every aspect of my life!!! I need your wisdom, common sense, discernment in all things, as a man, a father, a grandfather, a worker, a minister, with my finances, in my marriage —
Now go out and have an EPIC day today