Day 11 – Build in Proper Order – 1st Things 1st


 “First plant your fields; then build your barn” Proverbs 24:27

This is wisdom. Do the 1st things 1st. Let your priorities be right. A farmer will only need the barn to keep the harvest. He will have crop to harvest only if he had planted! Get a clear plan before you begin to build. Take care of your own home before you can have strength to care for others. This is the principle we see here; and it is good to apply it at this early part of the year.

So, take time to think about your life. For example, it might be wise for you to sit for one more professional exam and pass it before you apply for the next position. Sow your bountiful seed, and then expect the plentiful harvest. There is a time in life that you work hard and invest; later in life you expect dividends. Notice the word ‘fields’; plant your fields. Ask God to show you the different aspects that you can invest in, and then take the necessary action. When it is harvest time, your barn will certainly be full to overflow.

Amplified version puts the verse this way: ‘[Put first things first.] Prepare your work outside and get it ready for yourself in the field; and afterwards build your house and establish a home.’ I believe this is some dimension of wisdom for single people to consider when planning for their future.

May you walk in divine wisdom in every aspect of your life this year, in Jesus name; have a great day.



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