12 The prudent see danger and take refuge,
but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.
Two Moves Ahead
I saw a lecture where it was hown that today’s society are ‘in the moment’. Experientially that is good. We should not worry about the future because it is in God’s hands. However, we should be able to anticipate a little of what is around the next corner and make plans appropriately. Whether, like a chess player, we can see many moves ahead in the game of life, or whether we just know how to make the best possible next move – wisdom does make plans for the future.
The connection is to experience the present and be fully aware of our surroundings whilst also seeing that godly patterns of thinking make prudent plans for the future. Do you have the balance?
- How should one adapt to the future?
- Why do you think the simple are unaware?
- My son, who is 4, often seems in a world of his own. When he is not concentrating on walking, what he is saying, or where his hands and feet go – he hurts himself and others. Why don’t some people grow out of this?
- How do we educate a child to make more aware choices?
- Watch Sherlock, the BBC series. How does Sherlock’s awareness make him brilliant? Of what is he unaware?