Looks like trouble!

Looks like trouble:
Proverbs 27:12 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself; The simple pass on and are punished. (NKJV)

“This could be trouble” is a phrase a TV announcer might exclaim during a baseball game when a batter hits a deep shot into a gap between outfielders with runners in scoring position. Characters in a cowboy movie might state “This looks like trouble” as they approach a narrow canyon with the possibility of bad guys hiding in ambush. During a horror movie you might be tempted to warn an actor “Don’t go in there” as they approach the entrance of a darkened basement where everyone knows crazy killers like to hang out. Why is it we can foresee bad things happening to actors and baseball teams but we don’t see it when it comes to using the internet? Everyday thousands of children and adults walk right into trouble through unrestrained internet usage and are ambushed by the trap of pornography. A paraphrase of the Proverb today might sound like this, “A wise person sees trouble coming and goes the other way, but a stupid person keeps going and is destroyed.” Don’t be stupid and teach your children to not act stupidly by seeing and avoiding the trouble and snares of the internet.
David Jones www.restorationpath.org

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About David Jones

David Jones is the Executive Director for Restoration Path Ministries. David is a Memphis TN area native and lives with his wife of over 32 years and has two adult children. He is a long-standing deacon, ordained elder and Sunday school teacher. David has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Memphis. Restoration Path is founded on David’s experiences and teachings. David has over 35 years of counseling, mental health, and ministry experience. In 1998, he began providing intensive workshops for Christian men struggling with sexual addiction. His work has also included workshops for the wives and families of sexual addicts. He has also facilitated numerous training institutes. The teachings that are presented through the ministry workshops and intensives are the result of proven and biblically based techniques. He is also the author of 4 other books Goldfish Devotionals, The Blessing of the Thorn, 10 Truths Wives Need to Know, and The Top 10 Lies Sex Addicts Tell Themselves. He is the author and creator of the 4 and 3-day Restoration Path intensive sexual addiction workshops and workbooks. He is the designer, author, and creator of the Restoration Path video workshops and workbooks for male sexual addicts as well as the video workshop for the wives of addicts. All of David’s books and material can be ordered from the ministry website.

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