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, October 12, 2015

Sow Some Oats

(Proverbs 12:11 KJV)  He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.

I am not a farmer.  I have never plowed a field.  I got to drive a combine for a few minutes when I was a kid and it was quite exciting.  You would expect that for a kid not old enough to drive a car.  To be honest, it would have been exciting as an adult.  For a few minutes.  I have the feeling that like a new computer game, it would not take long to get boring, but the bread of the nation depended on driving straight and true.

What we are being given here is not a lesson in farming but a principle of life.  It takes work to provide for life.  Work is often the annual or daily exercise of the unexciting and unstimulating.  It isn’t exciting to wash the dishes but it is healthier than licking them off and using them again.  It is the daily hum-drum that provides the capital for the high points.

So?  Yes, you do have to get up and go to work.  You can wear different clothes and drive different routes but the daily grind is necessary.  Be grateful and accept the blessing. 

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