CautionVsRashness-Knowing How important Right Timing is 2 Right Action


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Cautiousness... not the debilitating fearfulness that paralyzes and creates a watery backbone, but the kind the Lord would have us do when He said "Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure." 1Timothy 5:22 , or "Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth." Proverbs 19:2. Join us as we look this month at Biblical cautiousness... the kind of wariness that keeps us safe, makes us wise, allows us to bravely carry out the Great Commission, and brings us to a place of protection in Him.


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Knowing the importance of right timing in accomplishing right actions.  :

Knowing the importance of right timing in accomplishing right actions .   Also , that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good ;   & he that hasteth with his feet sinneth . P roverbs 19:2   Character Sketches, Vol. 3 IBLP, 1978, pages 28-77 Information also drawn from Character First! Business Character Bulletin 3 rd Edition No. 36, various Character Councils, & other websites An Overview

Defining “caution”:

Defining “caution” Noun , From Latin: cautionem  (nominative  cautio ) "caution, care, foresight, precaution" c.1300, "bail, guarantee, pledge," from Old French  caution  "security, surety" (13C noun of action from past participle stem of  cavere  "to be on one's guard" (see  caveat ). The Latin sense re-emerged in English 16C.-17C. Meaning "word of warning" is from c.1600 . caution (v.) "to warn," 1640s, from  caution  (n .)

Aesop’s lesson…:

Aesop’s lesson… synonyms: alert, guarded, safe, vigilant, watchful, discreet, prudent, wary antonyms:    careless, hasty, heedless, thoughtless, unguarded, unobservant

How cautious are you?:

How cautious are you? Do your Seek God’s will for every situation? Do you screen the kinds of magazines , books, videos & other influences that come into your home? Do you have adequate protection on your home internet? Do you have friends or activities that are wrong influences on you or your family? Do you ask for counsel from wise and experienced people?

Self-rating, continued….:

Self-rating, continued…. Do you learn from the mistakes of others? Do you think about what you are going to say before you speak? Do you consider the right timing for doing a good deed? Do you consider how your actions will affect others? Do you plan ahead and count the cost, especially for big endeavors?

Biblical Cautiousness…:

Biblical Cautiousness… Provides time to think ahead, dig into the various impacting facets, & plan wisely Proverbs 15:21 Allows you to set proper boundaries & discern what is appropriate & reasonable… Ephesians 5:15-17 Makes safety a priority with the exercise of care & attention… 1 John 4:1 Builds meaningful relationships with those you can trust… Proverbs 12:26

5 Keys to Becoming Cautious:

5 Keys to Becoming Cautious * Gather information & think before you act *Watch for danger-expect the unexpected *Consider best practices & constantly troubleshoot to verify the methods *Timing is key * Follow safety rules 9 min youtube on Yellow Fever ; complements the story Tracing a Killer

Balance caution with…:

Balance caution with… * Decisiveness … determine key factors & finalize difficult decisions… look for ways to avoid analysis paralysis * Creativity … approach a need, task or idea from a different perspective… don’t be afraid of input from others! * Be ‘benevolent’ … try to meet others needs by r ecognizing & using words , actions, & attitudes that show an investment in others

Upcoming areas of Cautiousness… Lesson 1:

Upcoming areas of Cautiousness… Lesson 1 Living within the protection of my God-given resources. But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you .      2 Corinthians 10:13 

Lesson 2:

Lesson 2 Realizing my greatest ability is also the point of my greatest vulnerability. Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. 1 Corinthians 10:12

Lesson 3  :

Lesson 3   Remembering that greed crouches at the door of every heart.       And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth .   Luke 12:15

Lesson 4   :

Lesson 4   Recognizing that the majority is often wrong. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.     Matthew 7:13-14   


Cautiousness Planning for the success of a venture by following the ways of God rather than my natural inclinations.

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