Chapter-a-Day Proverbs 4

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Look straight ahead,
      and fix your eyes on what lies before you.
Proverbs 4:25 (NLT)


Life offers so many distractions, and they aren’t getting any less with time. Forgive an old man’s reminscence, but when I was a young the television in our home had four channels. When the president gave a speech you might as well go find some legos to play with because he would be on all four channels at the same time. Music came on 10 inch vinyl discs played on the family stereo cabinet. If you wanted a book you went to the library.

Today, I have more television, music, and book options on the phone in my pocket than I had in our entire household at any one time growing up. If I want to be distracted, all I have to do is turn on my phone.

In the midst of so many distractions, it’s worthwhile asking myself: “On what am I truly focused?”

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One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Proverbs 4”

  1. 24 Avoid all perverse talk;
    stay away from corrupt speech.

    This is probably the most slippery slope for me and a lot of other people. When friends gather and story telling commences, the language slips a bit and talk becomes more perverse. I will try really hard not to fall into that and not to tempt others to do the same.

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