Hey do you know how many eyes a bee has? They have 5 eyes, two large compound eyes that we see, and 3 small eyes in the middle of their head. These eyes help them detect movement of predators. The two big eyes keep them from running into things. Imagine that complexity, they must have been created by a superior being. Maybe God, huh?
Todays meditation is found in
Prov. 22:24,25 "Don't befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people, or you will learn to be like them and endanger your soul."
There are several verses that add clarity to this warning. (Prov. 15:18; 27:3; 29:22). This warning gives us 3 reason for listening to its words:
1) Spending time with this person
may cause you to be drawn into
the fury they began.
2) By spending a quantity of time
with this anger prone person can
easily cause you to also become
3) By spending time with this
intensity may impact your
reputation & ultimately your
I personally can attest to that. When a new boy moved into the neighborhood, my mother encouraged me to befriend him. Dennis seemed to be a nice boy, however, when other boys decided to all go for a bike ride, Dennis joined in. This brought on a problem, Dennis wanted to turn right at the bottom of the hill & the rest wanted to turn left.
He got angry & cut off everyone and practically caused a pile up. Fortunately, we had slowed up enough that we didn't crash. Dennis got so angry that he went on his own way. Since I had invited him I chose to stay with him, besides I wasn't sure he knew the way back home.
After returning home I was thirsty so I went in the house & got a drink and cooled down in front of the fan. A little later upon coming outside, my friends asked me why I called them names. I was shocked and assured them I hadn't called them any names.
I immediately went over to ask Dennis why he had said those things. He immediately blew up & said if I was going to be that kind of friend I should go home.
That event was just one of many uproars, for which I learned the value of Solomon's warnings. Each incident led me to further distancing myself from Dennis more & more.
This was a hard lesson for me to learn, but a valuable life lesson. Now as
an adult I would deal with this differently. Fortunately, Dennis's family moved for his dads job, but not without these lessons learned.
So Go With God for He will protect us from conflict if we will but ask for a way out. Then He will enrich our lives with valuable lessons for the future.