A Child Custody Devotional – Proverbs 3:6
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:6
We think we’re special these days. We think we’re at some inflection point in human history. For all I know we may be, but we toss around “disruption” like some 22-year old computer science major from California is going to fix our lives and make us happy by providing an easier way to order groceries.
If you have read any of our other Child Custody Devotionals you will know that we don’t just see the Bible as a sacred text, though it is. We see it as the user’s manual, the book. We see it as a compendium of the practical, effective ways of thinking and doing things which have survived tens of thousands of years of human history during a lot more challenging times than these. This is life’s common law, this is the market working. . .
. . . this is us realizing that we don’t have all the answers so maybe doing things God’s way is a pretty good place to start.
In my line of work, my friends in Montgomery on the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals are quick to remind me, “[i]t is not the function of an appellate court to do a party’s legal research or to make and address legal arguments for a party based on undelineated general propositions not supported by sufficient authority or argument.” Nance v. Southerland, 79 So. 3d 612 (Ala. Civ. App. 2010). Huh?
In lay terms. . .
Don’t reinvent the wheel. Read the manual. Be grateful that we don’t have to make the same mistakes people have made for millennia. God has given us the opportunity to do our homework and do things, as my father says, “the easy way rather than the hard way.”