(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.