Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Proverbs for Living - 10

Proverbs 10: 3-5 (CSV) - "The Lord will not let the righteous go hungry, but he denies the wicked what they crave. Idle hands make one poor, but diligent hands bring riches. The son who gathers during summer is prudent; the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful."

I believe that God will not allow a person who is living in godly wisdom to starve to death. we could lose a little weight, we might suffer, but God will see us through and provide, unless it is His time to take us home. However, this is not a promise that if we are lazy and not working because of our choices that He will just spoon it out free and clear.

In this passage, it is a reminder that a hard-working diligent believer can make it in this world. Someone who gets up early, stays up late, works 5 or 6 days a week, will be able to provide for himself and his family. God is basically saying here - "Make hay while the sun shines." We are to work (if physically able) while it is the day, because at night it is time to rest.

And, from the Scriptures, it is evident that when God does bless us with things, we should also share with others who truly has needs. Not under force or duress, but under the love and grace that He has provided to us. Following the plans and the Scriptures given us, we will live under the Will of God. And living in the Wisdom of God brings blessings. Are you wanting to be blessed? Then put yourself into the hands of God, live in the Wisdom (Jesus) that He has provided. Walk in the ways that He places before us.

Prayer: Father, may I walk the walk that I so easily talk about. May I submit to Your Will and Way in my life. Amen. 

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