TOPIC: RIGHT ORDER TO A MAN’S LIFE.
Read : Luke 14:28:30
MEMORISE: Prepare your outside work, make it fit for yourself in the field; and afterward build your house (Proverbs 24:27).
We should carry out our work in its proper order. The wise tells his son there is a right order to a man’s life. He must identify his professional calling and establish himself in it before investing in the ornament and luxury of a house, which consumes, rather than produces income.
Many create hardship for their families, and some never recover, by getting these two stages of life out of order. If a businessman invests his money in a house while his business is struggling to grow, he may lose both. It is possible to work hard and still lose everything, if the timing is wrong or the resources to carry it out are not in place.
Young men cannot see that restraint now allows more time with luxuries in the future than impulse spending can provide. They miss it due to short sightedness, caused by their lust.
In reality, the impulsive spender will likely end up working for the planner, who will retire to enjoy his house and toils many years before the debtor retires in poverty. Necessities come before comforts. Income production comes before spending. Secure your source of income before committing to expensive projects. Prepare before building, lest you are ridiculed for unfinished projects (Lk. 14:28-30).
Hasty men get these major decisions out of order and risk financial ruin (Prov. 22:5; 28:20-22). Let every reader beware. Patience and diligence are God’s plan for financial success (Prov. 12:11; 27:23-27; 28:19). Prepare your heart to resist a covetous and greedy nation’s mantra of “buy now, pay later.” The debt monster always comes back to bite.
1. Lord Jesus, grant me the wisdom to carry out my work in proper order, so as not to create hardship for my family and myself.
2. Father, grant all our youths to see that restraint now, allows more time with luxuries in the future.
3. Father, save all Christians, especially our youths, from umpulsive spending, so that they will not be ridiculed y unfinished projects.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Job. 11:20 – 14:9 ; Acts 21:13 – 21:34.