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Often kids are taught a cute little song in Children’s Church that adults would do well to learn. “Be careful little hands what you do. For the Father up above is looking down in love. Be careful little hands what you do.” The song has multiple verses calling us to caution; “Be careful little feet where you go … eyes what you see … ears what you hear …”
The theme of the song is BE CAREFUL! This is a great reminder. Carefulness can save you from lots of trouble and pain. Lack of it can be disastrous.
The Bible describes an Old Testament king named Jehu as a man who was short on carefulness. Look at God’s words about him in 2 Kings 10:31 (NIV) “Yet Jehu was not careful to keep the law of the Lord, the God of Israel, with his whole heart. He did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam, which he had caused Israel to commit.”
Jehu’s lack of carefulness in his relationship with God is one of the main things he’s known for. How sad! He was given a tremendous opportunity as one of Israel’s kings and blew it because of his lack of carefulness. This mistake not only limited his life, but it also led an entire nation down a destructive path!
How about you? Are you being careful in the way you live, the words you speak and the decisions you make? Determine to be careful!