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Oh Be Careful

How careful are you?

I grew up learning this little song:

Oh be careful, little eyes what you see.

Oh be careful, little eyes what you see.

For the Father up above is looking down in love, 

So, be careful, little eyes what you see.

Think about those words in light of Biblical financial stewardship. When we guard what we see, hear, or do, we protect ourselves from worldly temptations and impulsive overspending. How careful are you with what you watch or hear? Your mind is impacted by what you put in it. You have to diligently limit free time on screens so you don’t fall for ads and buy what you don’t need. Disciplining yourself protects you from wanting all that you see or hear.

Do we protect what we do with our hands? Think online shopping, gambling, or needless scrolling. Do we guard where we go with our feet? Think stores, restaurants, and entertainment. Jesus said, “Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.” (Luke 12:15) Or, as the Apostle Paul told Timothy, “…godliness actually is a means of great gain, when accompanied by contentment. For we’ve brought nothing into the world, so we can’t take anything out of it either. If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.” (1 Timothy 6:6-8) So, be careful friends. Guard your heart and mind. It will enable you to steward wisely in an overwhelmingly materialistic culture. Plus, you’ll set a good example for others.   

Now I hope you’ll join us at Crown’s 2023 Reunion. We plan to gather October 12-15 at Ridgecrest Conference Center near Asheville, North Carolina. For more details and registration, go to