Proverbs 7:6-9 “For at the window of my house through my window lattice I looked out and I saw among the naive— I discerned among the youths— a young man who lacked sense. He was passing by the street near her corner, making his way along the road to her house in the twilight, the evening, in the dark of the night.”

There are three ideas that this passage caused me to consider. First, it’s very easy to find bad examples in the world. Why should we need to personally experience trouble and distress when all we have to do is look out our windows (so to speak) and we can see the trouble that sin brings? I took a quick peak at the two most prominent news sites on the web and saw stories about human trafficking, abuse, shootings, war, and theft. And, on top of that, we can see what’s happening within our communities and to our family and friends when bad choices are made. You would think that seeing the consequences of certain actions would deter us! Sigh. Unfortunately, that’s not usually what happens. Second, it’s implied that if you are older then you are more mature and you know better than to do dumb things. However, sometimes physical maturity doesn’t equate to spiritual maturity. Hopefully it does in our own lives. And finally, if you are trying to hide your actions (“in the dark of the night”), should you be doing what you are doing? Food for thought…

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