An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Long View

(Proverbs 13:22 KJV)  A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

Why do we work?  Why do we save?  Why do we conserve?  There are a number of statements in the Bible.  First and foremost is to provide for our families.  Paul said,
(1 Timothy 5:8 KJV)  But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
Then we have a responsibility to those less fortunate than ourselves.
(Ephesians 4:28 KJV)  Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
And here we are reminded that our concerns go beyond our children.  We are to think in terms of generations.

So?  Take the long view, in all areas of life.  In your investments.  In your voting.  In your integrity.  Think of your grandchildren. 

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