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


About David Jones

David is a Memphis native and lives with his wife of 25 years and two children. David has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Memphis. He has worked in mental health for over 30 years with adolescents and adults in inpatient, outpatient, and residential settings. For the past 15 years David’s primary focus has been working with men and their spouses in intensive sexual addiction workshops.

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