(Proverbs 7:20 KJV) He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.
We live in a time of economic mystery. The stock market can’t make up its mind what to do. We hear all kinds of reports on the employment front, all of them slanted to show what the writer wants to push. The government is now talking about something called “negative interest rate” which is not being offered to benefit the consumer. We hear that a bundle of new jobs have been created but then find out that they all went to immigrants. We hear that the unemployment rate is down but at the same time fewer people are working.
How do you plan for all this chaos? This verse reminds us that we can only make so many provisions. Here was a man who took enough money to do what he had to do. He had a plan and a schedule for his return. All should have been good. What he could not plan for was the evil in the heart of his wife. She would be cheating on him while he was gone. I don’t see any indication that he “deserved” such treatment but treatment he was getting.
So? Plan. Prepare. Cover your bases. At the same time remember that there will always be that part of the economy and personal relationships that you can do nothing about. That is where walking by faith comes in. We can rest assured that the outcome is in God’s hands. Does it mean you will never get blind sided? No. It means that you will come out in victory.