Even A Little

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Today's reading: Ecclesiastes 10:1-3

Solomon's message of caution in Ecclesiastes 10:1 is a good one, and words that I'm sure we've all experienced at one time or another.

"[A] little folly outweighs wisdom and honor" (vs. 1).

Have you ever noticed how when something bad, unexpected, unpleasant or uninvited happens or is introduced into a situation, even in a small amount, it can damage or completely ruin a situation or outcome? That's certainly the case when it comes to the choices we make. We can work long and hard establishing a good reputation, developing a strong work ethic, saving our money, building relationships. But then, in almost the blink of an eye, we can cause immense damage by acting foolishly--failing to think through our actions, giving into a temptation, letting down our guard.

What do these verses reveal about the wisdom of following God's ways and seeking His counsel as we make life decisions? How have you observed or experienced a "little folly" having a significant negative impact? Tami

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How often has one errant word destroyed a great deal of work and effort, as an example?

Salomon is so spot on with his word and they help me to think before I act and I realize that it is better to be silent sometimes even when you are on the right side because saying something might and will take you out of God's character. Thank you for your thoughts Tami, God bless you richly.

Yes, I experience a situation like this on Monday night. I expected a quite completing my homework for the week. When something unexpected happened my quietness was interrupted, my daughter's car was vandalized, and the keys to my house was taken.

It took me until today to start putting my personal space back together. It cost me money to replace the lock on my front door. I was in fear for my daughter's safety and my entire home for the night.
I had a headache and was not able to complete my homework. I knew who caused the problem and I really wanted revenge, This is not my normal nature, but as time has passed I see what I really would have lost if I had acted on impulse. I thank God for holding me back and helping me to calm down.


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