Prepare for the Days to Come
Are you prepared for the days ahead?
Proverbs 28:19-20 says: “Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty. A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.” The squirrels have been preparing for winter on my property. They instinctively work hard in anticipation of the cold months ahead. Their work ethic reminds me of that of the ants which are referenced in Proverbs 6: 6-8: “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.”
Most people don’t prepare for the future because they haven’t been taught how or why. Learning to delay gratification can be taught early. Giving to the Lord, followed by saving, should become a way of life for children before they graduate high school. Consider a person who controls his spending and begins investing at age 25 for only 10 years. If he allows it to grow over time, he’ll have substantially more at age 65, than one who doesn’t get started until the age of 35. Our forefathers had to prepare. They didn’t have access to easy credit like so many have become dependent upon today. So, prepare ahead, work hard, and you can laugh at the days to come!
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