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, February 13, 2022

Empty Shelves

(Pro 13:25 KJV)  The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

We are living in a time when many people are noticing that store shelves are not full and selection is becoming a memory.  Some are forecasting all kinds of doom on our economy.  As Americans we are so used to plenty we think it is our birthright.  As Christians we often tend to think like Americans.  We are God’s people.  We are blessed.  We will always have plenty, right?

I am not sure that is what God promises.  He says He will meet our needs.  For me that might mean instant oatmeal instead of old fashioned.  It might be liver for dinner.  It definitely does not promise that I will chose my menu for the rest of my life.  The point here is that if our heart is right then we will be satisfied with enough.

So?  I believe there are going to be shortages ahead.  I believe we should stock up as well as we can.  I don’t believe we should go into a panic about it.  We need just enough concern to live responsible lives before God.


buddeshepherd said...

We have been living in the most prosperous time in human history. You really have to put serious effort into starving in the USA. It wouldn't hurt to stock up a bit. Good times can't last forever!

Pumice said...

I don't think people with no awareness of history or any experience outside the US have any idea how blessed we are. I live in gratitude. I agree with trying to prepare and at the same time realizing that ultimately my trust is in God, not my pantry.

I would hope that being a farmer you are also growing your own squash.

Grace and peace