Date: January 3, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 5:15 |

Thought: Caution is not cowardly. Carelessness is not courage.

Why be careful - 1 Peter 5:8

A Devil that is accusing - Job 1, 2
A world that is watching - 2 Samuel 12:14

What to be careful of:

Forgetting God in your life - Deuteronomy 6:3
Associations - Proverbs 1:10
Lustful temptations - 1 Corinthians 6:18, Galatians 5:16, Ephesians 5:15

How to be careful

Attentively - Nehemiah 8:8, Proverbs 2:1, 2:2, 4:1, 4:20, Deuteronomy 29


Carefully - Ephesians 5:15

Destined for a Fall

There was a people long ago
Who had great riches, wealth untold;
They built a city with a wall,
A kingdom they thought would never fall.
How they labored unceasingly
To lay up treasure increasingly;
They gave no thought to what lay beyond,
That their kingdom would someday be gone.
But one by one the stones came down;
The city was leveled to the ground,
No more fortune to be found,
No one left to wear a crown.
The mighty kingdom fell at last;
Its beauty gone, its pleasure past;
All was lost they sought to gain,
Their lives were wasted, their labor vain.
You can build a kingdom with a mighty wall,
But like the kingdom long ago, it is destined for a fall,
Unless Christ the Lord becomes your King and ruler of everything.
- Perry Boardman

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