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.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Unrealized Potential

(Proverbs 13:23 KJV)  Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.

This is a loaded verse in the context of the teachings of Proverbs.

First is the potential of “much" (abundant NASB) (7230) “food” (400).  This is only possible food.  It is not a promise.  Today I don’t want to go into the reasons the land is not producing.  I want to look at the idea of potential.

Bumper crops are produced from many types of land.  In the southwest of the United States and in desert areas like Israel people have been able to create bounty from desolation by irrigation.  When settlers moved into the areas of Ohio they were able to clear the forest and produce multiplied quantities of food.  In the plains of Kansas we now have the “amber waves of grain” that occupy land that was just buffalo grass.

God is reminding us that there is unrecognized abundance all around us.

So?  What abundance is to be found in you?  What is there in your personality and situation that is waiting to be plowed, irrigated or cleared?  Seek God’s heart and maybe today can be the day of new directions or connecting with forgotten dreams. 

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