The Bible passage for mediation, prayer, and reflection for the week of August 27-September 2, 2017, is Proverbs 20:11. Proverbs, of which most of the book is attributed to King Solomon who was renowned for his wisdom, encourages individuals to know right from wrong, moral for immoral. It is filled with warnings against being dishonest and unwise. In this week’s verse, children are also warned to be aware of their actions.
Even a child is known by his acts, whether [or not] what he does is pure and right. (Proverbs 20:11, AMP)
“Kids these days,” says a white-haired man sitting on a park bench shaking his head. “Am I right?” he asks with a small grin, remembering back to the days of his youth, knowing he never behaved the way he now observed children behaving. As adults, we all know that our actions are often being judged by someone, somewhere. Children and their actions are also being judged. It is a parents’ responsibility to set a good example for their children. And if you don't have children? It is still your responsibility to set a good example! You never know when you are being observed, who is watching, and who is learning from your actions. As you meditate on, pray over, and reflect upon this week’s verse, consider the example you set. What can you do to set a good example? Is there someone with whom you can share this verse?