Alertness Lesson 2 Acting Quickly upon Danger Signals

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Move! Get going! Run!! Ever been in danger and not know it, but someone did and yelled at you or got you out of the way forcefully and for your benefit? Sometimes being alert makes you safer and helps you protect others, if you respond immediately to the danger. In this lesson, it is the wise man that attains unto wise counsel~he prepares for that day of danger... he listens, he learn, he digs, he applies, and when the time comes he responds, saving himself and others. Alertness... that quality that means your radar is always on and you are ever vigilant to the thing around you, able to discern the harmless from the harmful and able to take the immediate needful steps that avert disaster and protects yourself and others. A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels Proverbs 1:5

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Lesson 2 Acting Quickly on Danger Signals… :

Lesson 2 Acting Quickly on Danger Signals…       A wise man will hear, & will increase learning; & a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels Proverbs 1:5 Character Sketches, Vol. 2 IBLP, 1978, pages 78-89 Information also drawn from CharacterFirst !, various Character Councils, & other websites

Who Am I?:

Who Am I? In Nature… The only mammal capable of true flight Known to live more than 20 years Lives in colonies of thousands From Scripture… A young man of courage Willing to risk himself for someone else Part of a prestigious family

Brown Bat:

Brown Bat Nocturnal Rabies carier Insectavore Biting bugs are an irritant; dirt/ mud baths & birds are friends The bison was a hugely important animal, both to indigenous peoples & American history. http://www.youtube.com/v/E4Kxcr7kq14 http://www.youtube.com/v/3-VNkO4Bjc8

Bats are everywhere…:

Bats are everywhere… Their importance to the native populations was huge…

The Man Who Would Renew the Earth:

The Man Who Would Renew the Earth The strength of a nation is in its families; the strength of a family is in the standards of the father… Recognizing Opportunities & Dangers

Noah overlooked a danger & lost an opportunity…:

Noah overlooked a danger & lost an opportunity… *Wickedness was great… Gen 6:5 “…every imagination of the thought of (man’s) heart was only evil continually.” *A moment of weakness leads to a lifetime of shame An entire line of the family was cursed..

The Takeaway ~ :

The Takeaway ~ Practice looking for details, learn from history, & apply the lessons…   The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going. Proverbs 14:15 oops!

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