Today the sage in Proverbs 5 warns against spending our energy on the futile, misplaced priorities “lest you give your best strength to others and your years to one who is cruel. (Prov. 5:9” When our priorities are mixed up that which seems sweet becomes gall in our mouth and leads to death.so All our work then leads to where we do not want to go and eventually to death. The shadow behind this demise is the realization in verse 21, “For a man’s ways are in full view of the Lord and he examines all his paths.” Hence the question, who do we fear is watching today as we make our decisions. Sunday our text will deal with Jesus, grieving the death of his cousin John the Baptist by beheading sends the disciples ahead while he withdraws after healing people all day and feeding the 5000 plus women and children. Peter, exhausted from helping and then rowing into the night in a storm, sees Jesus approaching, and asks permission to walk on water. The seas of life are tumultuous these days. We will be tired and grieved. How will we sped our energy? Blessings as you paddle on the sea of life. Jesus is near!