Smokey the Bear reminds us of fire safety. Common sense things like not to take burning sticks out of a fire, keep a bucket of water and shovel nearby, never leave a campfire unattended. Watchful mothers tell their kids not to play with matches. Observant husbands remind their wives to blow out the scented candles before retiring for the evening.
Nothing we didn’t already know just protective folks (and Bears) caring enough about us to see that we don’t get burned.
King Solomon even warns against the dangers of fire in Proverbs 6:27 “Can you carry fire against your chest without burning your clothes?”
Common sense tells us surely we would get burned carrying fire that close to our body. King Solomon continues on with more warnings writing “don’t be tempted”, “don’t become trapped”, “whoever does it will suffer”.
Who in their right state of mind would run about life carrying fire close to their heart knowing full well the dangers and suffering involved? Not only do you burn yourself but those who are close and dear to you feel the effects of burnt ashes. There is something about fire that is mesmerizing for sure, but I would prefer to go about life using a little common sense. I won’t play with fire for the fun of it; I won’t take the chance of permanently damaging my loved ones for some bewitching moment. I’ll keep my fires at bay; being on guard; putting out the flame before it consumes me and my loved ones.
A little bit of common sense goes a long way. Fire burns things and changes lives forever.
Keep your fires under control fore you cannot carry fire against your chest without burning your clothes.
Fire safety tips from Smokey the Bear along with King Solomon (and a little common sense).
Have a safe summer.