“The words of the godly encourage many,

but fools are destroyed by their lack of common sense.”  Proverbs 10:21 NLT


Read: Proverbs 10:17-25
Just a little common sense would make our days much more tolerable.  The problem is: ‘Common sense just isn’t so common.’   Some days it is even rare.

We all make mistakes.   The biggest mistake is simply not taking the time to think things out.   We are in such a hurry to do, we forget about previewing all the possible outcomes.    Do you want more common sense?

When faced with a decision, use a little common sense…no, use a lot of common sense.   Call upon things in your past that you have learned from.  When you take leftovers from the refrigerator, smell them.   If they don’t smell good, toss them out.   If they are discolored, throw them out.   This is just common sense.  Make things in your life pass this smell and look test.  That is common sense.

When dealing with situations use common sense before acting.  In every situation, common sense starts with a prayer.   GOD knows what is good and what isn’t.  Don’t you want to have GOD on your side?   A prayer is your invitation for GOD to help you make the right decision.   There is not a more important ingredient in common sense.

An intimate prayer can make the difference between success and failure.   You need to talk with GOD.   It is only common sense.

Today’s prayer:  “LORD, YOU know more than I do.   I need your help in determining what is best for me.   More than once, I have failed in my judgment.  Help me be discerning.  Amen.”