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.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Harvest Alert

(Proverbs 10:5 KJV)  He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

The first part of this verse is not talking about the “harvest” (7105a) although gathering is certainly part of it.  You don’t “gather” (103) in summer.  That is an activity of the fall season, after summer is over.  We tend to think of the gathering of harvest as related to grain crops.  Maybe God is trying to tell us to think outside the box.  Maybe we are to look for opportunities out of season.

This would apply to tomatoes better than wheat.  Tomatoes ripen at different speeds.  Sure there is a time when the vines are heavy but there are always a few that are ready early and there is often one that turns red just before the first frost.  This is not a recommendation to not harvest, this is a reminder to keep on the alert at all times.

So?  It could apply to witnessing.  It could apply to being a parent.  It could apply to reading a book or taking a class.  Where could you be more alert today?

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