-POP

“For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them;”

Perish:
suffer complete ruin or destruction.
synonyms: come to an end, die (away), disappear, vanish, fade, dissolve, evaporate, melt away, wither

When we stray from the truth about

God.

Ourselves.

Our business.

Our ministry.

We’ll get lost in the weeds. The power to make spiritual and moral decisions fades; and we are left in a weakened state unable to do anything which leads to the second part of the proverb.

“The complacency of fools will destroy them”

I really try to put myself in uncomfortable situations. Complacency is my enemy.- Trent Reznor

If you look around, complacency is the great disease of your autumn years, and I work hard to prevent that.
– Nick Cave

I think part of the solution, to not becoming complacent, is having a healthy self esteem. We must always believe we can make a difference and change, if not our circumstances, ourselves.

Waywardness and complacency are a deadly combination that can take down a career, a business, or a nation. Fight them with everything you have.
Your Turn
Where have you been wayward?
Where have you been complacent?
What are the dangers if maintain your course in either?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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