“Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it and recieved instruction.” Proverbs 24 v32
The gifts of God are beyond measure in so many ways. To understand that we can live in a way that doesn’t have to reward evil for evil means there is hope for our world.
Common understandings in our culture are often taken for granted or thought of as something we came up with ourselves such as these teachings of Proverbs-Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house. Be not a witness against thy neighbor without cause; and deceive not with thy lips. Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done unto me: I will render to the man according to his work. I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down… Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that traveleth; and thy want as an armed man.
now- a perspective to ponder
-work and prepare thyself then build your house.
-do not bring accusations against another person without a real reason, or tell lies against them.
-we do not have to repay evil for evil, or find revenge.
-we see the result of one who’s work is the result of being broken.
-sleep and slumber, or laziness will result in poverty and cause you to want and act as an armed man.
It seems at times in life we go and go the journey becomes long. Another last thought to think on, “the patience of an oyster”. Working on a grain of sand until it becomes a pearl.
Lord, as I see many on our journey working hard, please give them and us the stamina to continue the journey and the patience to enjoy it as we go. We give you all the glory, and honor and praise. Amen