Focus verses: Proverbs 27:23-27
Today’s readings talk about prosperity and diligence, and laziness and poverty. The general thought is that diligence brings prosperity and laziness leads to poverty.
Our focus passage, however, talks about tending to what you have, taking good care of what is yours right now. The thought is that if you tend to what is, more will come. But if you neglect what you have, it will dissipate to nothing.
This principle holds true for other areas of life as well as the flocks and herds mentioned here.
If you maintain your house, repainting and repairing when needed, it will last forever. If you defer that maintenance, it will fall down around your ears.
Your personal relationships require constant maintenance. You can’t risk taking friends and family for granted. And you certainly can’t risk it with God.
Help us to appreciate what You have given us. Keep us on track to be faithful stewards of all your gifts to us.