‘The prudent (wise) see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.’ (Proverbs 27:12)
We do this with food and sleep, right? (Or is it just me?) We know it’s wise to eat less sugar, but we have another slice of cake anyway. We know it’s wise to get at least seven hours sleep, but we stay up sifting through Netflix anyway. And then we pay the price. And sometimes we keep heading into much bigger, more serious, danger. Which means the price we pay is bigger and more serious too.
What if we started being honest with ourselves: ‘Yip, I see the danger!’ And then asking ourselves: ‘What’s the wise thing to do?’