And yet Solomon makes the point in Proverbs 1:17-18 that if a bird can see someone setting a trap they will never fall for it, while men who should have far greater capacity to avoid snares, often fall into them without even seeing them.
Our family recently slipped away for the weekend to a little condo overlooking a golf course for a bit of R&R. We have been working on a big project recently (more on that soon) and we wanted to take advantage of the chance to regroup.
If we were as cautious as the squirrels and the birds, we would be called prudent and wise. It does make me wonder why animals are so adept at protecting themselves from harm, but people seem to lack self preservation. It must be a defect from the fall.
I might add- or the well-being of their children's souls.
About this time of year, I always enjoy re-reading the Maxwell book, Keeping our Children's Hearts. While we may not line up in every area, they ask just the type of "bird brained" questions we love such as: