Having Discretion

Read: Proverbs 2:11

Discretion is the ability to focus our mind on sound judgement of what is happening around us. It helps us to choose our words, attitudes and actions carefully to model goodness and righteousness for any given situation, thus avoiding words and actions that would result in adverse consequences. “A good man deals graciously and lends, he will guide his affairs with discretion” (Ps. 112:5).


Looking Into the Future

Read: Hebrews 11:23-29

During the Cold War (1947-1991), it was a time of tension between the world’s superpowers. At that time, Albert Einstein had said, “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” The consequences of the choice to fight a nuclear war were clear. Regardless of the motives for making such a choice, the results would be shattering. Unfortunately, we do not always see ahead with such clarity. Sometimes the implications of our choices are hard to anticipate. And sometimes we think only in that precise moment.


Great Perseverance

Read: Romans 5:1-5

It is interesting to watch snails in our courtyard. It is a little creature with a small shell, a slimy tummy, and tiny eyes that turn like periscopes. What really seems unusual is how slowly a snail travels. How slow does a snail go? A study clocked a snail at 0.01220 kilometres per hour, or 40 feet in one hour. This would have led to the phrase ‘moving at a snail’s pace’ to mean ‘slow.’