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.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Investment Advice

(Proverbs 31:16 KJV)  She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

Proverbs is not a textbook on finance but the Bible does give us some directions on how to deal with our economy.  This verse reminds us that real estate is an acceptable investment.  A “field” (7704) is a bit of real estate and for her it is an investment.  She is a city girl.  She does no live on a farm.  If she does it is right outside the city because her husband spends a lot of time sitting at the gates.

So she spent time looking for ways to provide for the family and its stability.  One of the investments she “considers” (2161) is a plot of land for growing crops.  Evidently it was not developed because she planted the grape vines.

This speaks of a long term outlook.  She is looking down the road and asking what she can do to improve the family’s future.  Part of that is a trust in God for the big picture.  Part is accepting the responsibility that God gives each of us.

So?  Take the long view.  Work hard and invest in things that will give you a return for the future.  It might not be real estate but it needs to be something. 

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