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, July 21, 2022

Topics of Conversation

(Pro 21:20 KJV)  There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.

It seems that everyone is worried about the economy.  In one sense that is nothing new.  I remember reading a book 35 years ago that forecast all the doomsday scenarios that you are hearing today.  In another sense it is looking more iffy all the time.  As believers there are certain things that we should bring to the discussion.

We need to keep in mind that our starting point is prayer and trust.  It is not a place we come to when everything else fails.  It should be a daily discipline to remind ourselves of who God is and what He promises.  It should be part of our regular prayer life.  It is like the gas in your car.  If you wait until you run out it is too late.

The second is good stewardship.  The point being made in this verse is that we are to be savers not spenders.  Today people stockpile precious medals.  They did it in those days too but they also made sure that they had a supply of oil on hand.  It was used for everything from cooking to anointing.  Yes, God loves a cheerful giver but I also think He thinks highly of a careful spender.

So?  There will be discussions.  It happens every time you go out to shop.  You have something to share that the next shopper may not have considered.  Share it.

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