And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey
Him the source of eternal salvation,  Hebrews 5:9
 
Common Sense
 
Common sense is defined as sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts.  Therefore if it is a fact that temperatures are above 100, common sense should tell us that it is hot outside and  precautions should be taken.  But how many of you know that common sense is not real common these days?  Even when we are told of the danger of the extreme  heat, a lot of people still take their chances with it. Some people only hear what they want to hear only from  sources  they want to hear it from even if they aren't too reliable.  This reminds me of a joke about some people who put their faith in an unreliable source to find what the weather would be.  A film crew was on location deep in the desert. One day an old Indian went up to the director and said, "Tomorrow rain."
The next day it rained.
A week later, the Indian went up to the director and said, "Tomorrow storm."The next day there was a hailstorm. "This Indian is incredible," said the director. He told his secretary to hire the Indian to predict the weather for the remaining of the shoot. However, after several successful predictions, the old Indian didn't show up for two weeks. Finally the director sent for him. "I have to shoot a big scene tomorrow," said the director, "and I'm depending on you. What will the weather be like?  "The Indian shrugged his shoulders. "Don't know," he said, "My radio is broken."
The media is the source that most of us rely on for everything these days.  "If the TV says it, it's a fact." This reminds me of another joke of a young woman perhaps lacking in a little common sense. A young wife is watching the news with her husband when the newscaster says,  "Two Brazillian men die in a skydiving accident."  The wife starts crying to her husband sobbing, "That's horrible!!!   So many men dying that way!"   Confused he says  "Yes dear it is sad, but they were sky diving and there is always that risk involved." After a few minutes  still sobbing  she says, "How many is a  Brazillian?"
My goodness, I can hear someone saying, "Use the brain that God gave you!"  How many of us today are failing to display any common sense or use the brains that God gave us in our everyday lives?  Now I know most will say, "Speak for yourself!"  Yes, most of us do know the difference in a Brazilian and a bazillion.  We know if the radio is broken, we need to get it fixed.  We know to stay out of the heat, drink plenty of fluids, and check on the elderly, but what reliable source do we place our faith in most?  The media (man) has become our one and only source for so many things that they should not be our source for.  Our faith, trust, and hope should be in God alone.   He is our source.  God did give us a brain.  We should use it. God gave us His Word and we should also use it.    God's Word should be consulted daily as to which way we should go.  We should go to Him in prayer with our needs and concerns.  He will answer.
Today pray that the mind which is in Christ Jesus will also be in you.  Allow Him to lead and direct you in all things.
Allow Him to be your reliable source that will never fail you.  His radio never breaks. 
 
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