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Double Warning

I was listening to Andy Stanley’s “Your Move” podcast on my run this morning.  By the way, if you are looking for something  easy to listen to, yet full of common sense and practical ways to live out your Christian walk, I really recommend that you listen to the podcast or watch the series online, or on TV ( it’s on after SNL).

Anyway, I was listening to the podcast during my run this morning, catching up on a few weeks of episodes in the Guardrails series.  During one of the talks, Andy mentioned a Proverb about how the prudent see danger and take action, while the fool just keeps on going.

I had heard this Proverb before, but I did not realize that the same Proverb is in the book of Proverbs two times.

3 The prudent see danger and take refuge,
but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. Proverbs 22:3 (NIV)

Not once but twice

12 The prudent see danger and take refuge,
but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. Proverbs 27:12 (NIV)

It would seem that this is something that maybe we should consider as we walk each and every day if the writer of Proverbs thought is was worth including twice?
What do you think?

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