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.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Survivalist Advice in Proverbs

PRO 24:27 Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.

Here we have some advice for survivalists and The End of the World As We Know It.  We have a priority for rebuilding civilization after all the imagined disasters bring it down.  First, “prepare” (3559) the “field” (7704).  Make provision for producing food.  Then “build” (1129) your “house” (1004).  I don’t know much about farming but I would assume this advice is not given in the middle of a winter blizzard.

What about the rest of us, those who don’t expect a zombie attack or a second Civil War?  I think this is even more appropriate.  We need to be concerned with the world we live in.  We cannot just focus on what happens inside the walls of our home.  We cannot develop a bunker attitude, hunker down, pull the spiritual blankets over our head and let the world go to Hell.  We must get ready for the “work” (4399) God has for us.

So?  Be salt.  Carry the light.  We are in a world that needs both desperately and God wants us to be His ambassadors. 


Gorges Smythe said...

Souls should be our first concern. They always should have been. Somehow, we lose sight of that fact too easily.

Pumice said...

Yet you know it is on your mind frequently when you write and post. Keep the faith and when someone says, "Pass the salt" let them be talking about you.

Grace and peace.