Wednesday, February 11, 2009

February 11th - Chapter 24

Your thoughts, comments, questions...


  1. Hello Friends!

    So I was reading Proverbs 24 yesterday and a very simple verse struck me:

    27 First plant your fields; then build your barn.

    I'm sure there are many ways to see this verse... but here are my thoughts. I find that I am generally quite the over-thinker. To put it more fairly or pleasantly I'm really a big picture thinker. Ask my husband and with a giggle he will tell you that I am thinking about the friendship before I've met the person, the job before I've done the interview and the house before I've saved the money (to name a few random examples:). All these things are fine and good, and there is nothing wrong with planning... but I just liked the simple inference in this verse - I feel like it is saying: one step at a time. Start from the beginning and allow things to unfold; don't get ahead of yourself. For a girl who is always 100 steps ahead of herself and very overwhelmed, this verse is a great reminder and a great encouragement. I once heard the quote "Plan for your future, but don't live in it" - I feel like Proverbs 24:27 is a great parallel to that statement.

  2. That's awesome Kristie!

    I think we all get caught up in imagining what the future might be like and then living as if it has unfolded. Whether we imagine a relationship changing or a situation at work taking a turn, or a possible increase in income... The truth is, there's often great wisdom in taking things one step at a time. This is a great verse and I think you've really gotten to the heart of it. What an important principle that is! Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts!