Curiosity Killed The Cat

Curious CatPeople have a tendency to fear the unknown. Maybe that’s better than being curious.

Many are those who, because of curiosity, have been “picked off” by the adversary. Each one felt, at one time, they could handle the knowledge of the unknown. But how much better it would have been had they simply remembered the old adage, “curiosity killed the cat.”

Before venturing into the unknown, ask yourself a few simple questions: 1) Why am I curious? 2) Do I fantasize about the unknown? 3) Can I investigate this with my spouse? 4) Am I being truthful with my friends? 5) Did I just lie to myself?

It’s a good idea to discuss your “trek into the unknown” with a trusted friend. Someone who loves you, but isn’t impressed with you, or who doesn’t work for you.

“A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies ends up in poverty.” (Proverbs 28:19 NLT)

“By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the Lord one turns away from evil.” (Proverbs 16:6 ESV)

You really don’t need to know why that person smiled at you like they did. There isn’t a valid reason for you to click on that particular web site, while you’re alone in the house.

Curiosity can be a good thing, or a deadly trap. Don’t “boldly go where angels fear to tread.” Back off, trust God, ask the questions, and live longer, without regret.
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