Practice Preventive Thinking
Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Prevention is the best medicine. That’s why many take low dosage aspirin, get cancer screenings, go in for vaccinations, and drink a lot of water.
Preventing something bad from happening is better than having it happen and then trying to deal with it.
The same can be said for the spiritual life. Proactive preventive thinking trumps reactive corrective actions.
Paul, in his letter to the church at Colosse, brings into focus some much needed preventive thinking that we can all benefit by.