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, September 3, 2020

Barns of Plenty

(Pro 3:10 KJV) So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

By “coincidence” I was reading in Luke today about the rich man who was having some great harvests.  He had more than he could cope with.  It sounds like the man in this verse.  Here it is given as a blessing.  In Luke it becomes a curse.  The difference is not in the success or material goods but in how you view them in life.  It is in the principles involved.  If you look back one verse you find that the full barns are God responding to the farmer’s faithfulness.

In Luke the response to prosperity is selfish,
(Luk 12:18 KJV) And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
He is impressed with his skills and management.

So?  How do we respond when God blesses us?  Knowing how we would respond might mean that some of us don’t have certain blessings.  Rejoice in the ones you have. 

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