MUSING – April 24 2018
WHICH BIRD ARE YOU?
“Blessed is the person who does not follow the advice of wicked people, take the path of sinners, or join the company of mockers. Rather, he delights in the teachings of the LORD and reflects on his teachings day and night. He is like a tree planted beside streams– a tree that produces fruit in season and whose leaves do not wither. He succeeds in everything he does.”
“A man is known by the company he keeps.”* “Birds of a feather flock together.”**
There are so many ways to describe a personality using a bird analogy. Are you a hawk or a dove? Or are you a chicken or am eagle? Maybe you’re a turkey. Do you strut and crow like a rooster? Are you proud as a peacock, or as gracefully as a swan?
Be careful of the friend you choose and the leaders that you follow. There are true friends and honest leaders. However there are also many who aren’t. Examine yourself and your friends in the light of God’s word.
What fruit do they bear? What fruit do you bear?
*Aesop, a slave and storyteller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 564 BCE.
**In 1545, William Turner wrote “Byrdes of on kynde and color flok and flye allwayes together.”
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