There are all kinds of ways to be smart. Jesus tells the story of a rascal and how he outsmarts his boss by being creative before he was about to be fired. He commended him in being resourceful.
Jesus wants us to be practical. He knows trouble is coming our way. He promised it.
Adversity helps us focus. Let’s keep it simple and really live.
Focusing on being good isn’t God’s way. Jesus wants our passion. Jesus wants our heart.
I want you to be street smart, using every adversity to stimulate you to creative survival, to concentrate your attention on the bare essentials, so you’ll live, really live, and not complacently just get by on good behavior.” ~~Jesus (Luke 16)