Discretion Will Preserve You

Peace Wobo

Today I will be talking about something very important, it's so important because our safety and longevity is tied to it, we can never ignore the God factor which controls every other thing we do in life but there are things God expects us to be accountable for which He has given us wisdom, strength and grace to carry out and we can never hold God responsible when we fail to do our part. Also, talking about the God factor, the Bible cannot be overemphasized as it is the Word of God Himself.

Today, I will be talking about Discretion as your personal preserver. See, understanding without discretion is great danger because this two usually go hand in hand. If you have understanding but lack discretion, your understanding will soon lead you to suffering severe consequences in life. Then, if you say you are discreet but lack understanding, wherein is your discretion

This is not just an idea I got from somewhere, it is the Word of God. Our key scripture is Proverbs 2:11 which will be looked up from different translations of the Bible. Please, kindly follow, 
King James Version
Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:
Darby Bible Translation
discretion shall keep thee, understanding shall preserve thee:
World English Bible
Discretion will watch over you. Understanding will keep you,
Young's Literal Translation
Thoughtfulness doth watch over thee, Understanding doth keep thee,
Message Translation
Good Sense will scout ahead for danger, Insight will keep an eye out for you.

I know why I took my time to quote various translations of the Bible on this issue. The first time I consciously took note of this verse, I was kind of dumbfounded because I knew I have faltered so much in this area especially through the use of social media as everything I do or achieve is quickly displayed there. Am not saying it's bad to post things on social media but somethings should never come up there, or it shouldn't be the first place to display somethings, maybe you can do so after a long time if you really need to.

Now,  what is discretion? From the various translations we can say it is thoughtfulness or good sense but let's look at the dictionary definition. According to the English Dictionary, it is;
1. The quality of being discreet or circumspect.
2. The ability to make wise choices or decisions.
3. The freedom to make one's own judgements.
To be circumspect is to  be Carefully aware of all circumstances; considerate of all that is pertinent.

Have you ever pondered on this scripture? Ecclesiastics 10:20
Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter. 
Literally, can a king tell what's in your heart or can a bird tell what you said in your room? No! Impossible! But that's discretion, meaning you shouldn't talk anyhow because you don't know who is listening without your notice and will tell all you think you have said in secret. Just be discreet in all you do.

So many projects failed because people said it before it kicked off. So many destinies are ruined because they announced their success too soon. The list is unending. So, hear the Word of God and be guided.

If you are discreet, you will always make right and wise choices which will save you a lot and preserve you from danger.

Discretion and understanding preserves and keeps you from the way of the evil man, and from the man that speaks froward things. It also delivers you from the strange woman, even from the stranger who flatters with her words. (See vs 12,16) of Proverbs Chapter 2

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