Using “Common Sense”

“Just use common sense.”

You have likely heard that before…maybe you used it. You may tell a child, “ok, use common sense.” Or, you may tell an employee, “Just use common sense.” Or, you may say, “He Or she has no common sense.”

Proverbs 21:16 says, “The person who strays from common sense will end up in the company of the dead.”

What is common sense? The dictionary defines it as, “using good sense and sound judgement in practical matters.” It’s an expression that means to do the right thing. It’s “common” because it’s something anyone can have. You have to be the smartest person in the room to have common sense.

Someone who has a limited education can have common sense. For that matter, someone with no education can have it.

It means thinking things through. It means doing the right thing. Or as my Dad would say, it means “using your head.” In other words, think through what you are about to do.

We need more common sense today. Common sense leads us to do the right thing.

Common sense leads us to NOT get involved in a dispute that we have no business in…regardless if we want to share our opinion or not.

Common sense leads us to keep our mouths shut at times.

Common sense leads us to be kind to others.

Common sense leads us to stay away from someone who might lead us into trouble.

Common sense leads us to be wise in how we spend our money.

Common sense means not doing drugs.

Common sense means not buying something we don’t need.

Today, ask the Lord to give you “common sense” as you head out the door.

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