4/14: Taking Care of Business

 

History shows us that America goes through financial ups and downs. Common sense tells us our current crisis won’t be the last. The Bible gives us some spiritual insight into the actions and attitude we should carry at times like these.

“Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, and attend to your herds; For riches are not forever, nor does a crown endure to all generations” Proverbs 27:23-24 (NKJ). This verse speaks to our actions by telling us to be aware of and carefully observe what’s going on with our business dealings and our money. The logical conclusion is that if we are prayerful and smart about how we handle our resources and conduct our business, we’ll be okay.

This verse also speaks to our attitude. It says even though we may be diligent about our business affairs, we should know that material riches are not eternal. The part of verse 24 that says “nor does a crown endure to all generations” speaks to the fact that “even these riches will go to decay if they be not well looked after” (from Matthew Henry’s Commentary). We’re to do what we can and stop being anxious. We’d also save ourselves a lot of gray hairs to realize that even though we are told to lay something aside even for our grandchildren (see Proverbs 13:22), the investments we leave behind for future generations are apt to be handled differently than we would have handled them. Once we’re gone, that’s none of our affair anymore, so why stress about that now?

So open your eyes and take good care of your business dealings, but spend more time on things eternal.

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©2013 Sharon Norris Elliott. Feel free to forward this devotion in its entirety, including this copyright line. Leave comments, ask questions, read past devotions, or subscribe to receive these devotions daily in your e-mail at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com. Also, periodically check in at www.LifeThatMatters.net to see what’s going on in the ministry.

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~ by sanewriter on April 14, 2013.

One Response to “4/14: Taking Care of Business”

  1. A ‘lil TCB equals a lot TLC.

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