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, February 6, 2015

Ant, but no Grasshopper

(Proverbs 6:6 KJV)  Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

Here we have a hint of the fable about the ant and the grasshopper.  Aesop?  The point being made is that lazy people don’t look ahead and plan for the future.  It also seems to be telling us that if we will wake up, stop smelling the roses and think about what we see around us, life will be better.

This gives some insights into what it means to live by faith and walk in faith.  It does not mean that we refuse to plan ahead or lay aside a reserve for the winters of life.  The believer does that but ultimately trusts in God’s grace and providence to see him through.  It doesn’t matter how much you have stored in the barn if the barn burns down.  It also doesn’t matter how little you were able to put aside when God lays you on the heart of someone else.

It could be that you will be the one who is to share.
(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.
So?  Work hard.  Plan ahead.  Save up.  Share. 

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