Saturday, April 21, 2007

Look well to thy herds

Pro 27:23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
Pro 27:24 For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?
Pro 27:25 The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.
Pro 27:26 The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.
Pro 27:27 And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.

These verses tell us to look well to our work and we will have enough for our household and those that are dependant on us. And if we do NOT look well to our work, we cannot expect riches to last forever. And if we are fortunate enough to have inherited riches, we cannot expect them to last from one generation to another, unless we tend to them.

We are to "look well" to our work. "Look well" to our resources. Don't waste them. Don't fritter them away. Yet, don't hoard them. We can't take them to heaven! We have to use them well. Sometimes that means saving, sometimes it means giving. It rarely means spending on things that profit us nothing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you again for this blog. God is truly working through you.