sermonette: Can You See Yourself From Every Side?
Ted E. Bowling
Given 18-Jan-14; Sermon #1194s; 18 minutes
Ted Bowling, reflecting on the connotations of the word "circumspect," admonishes us to examine everything cautiously, circling around a speck [360 degrees], until we can see all sides. As we exercise circumspection (or perhaps being circum-suspect) we must take God's will for us into our cautious examining in our prayers, study, and meditation, emulating the Psalmist's David commitment to God to walk circumspectly, avoiding the world's alluring distractions. We have to learn from the mistakes we have made, determined to mature spiritually, taking ourselves away from the dangers we have previously encountered, harnessing our behavior, including our tongues.
Caution Circle 360 degrees Circumspect (circling around the speck so you can see all sides) Circumsuspect David Ephesians 5:13-17 Exodus 23: Psalm 101: I Samuel 17: Spiritual maturity James 3:1-110 Tailgating example Watch carefully over Surround Terror ride Unwilling to take risks