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Proverbs 27:24 NIV

By December 27, 2023No Comments

“for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations.”

A friend once pointed out to me that a man was called blessed in the Bible if he had some land, a garden and livestock. Obviously that is not practical for everyone. I once grew the world’s smallest squash. Apparently the base of the largest tree in my yard was not the ideal location for my first and last garden. Being from the city (Miami) I never had a garden. Green beans from a can was my favorite fresh vegetable. I firmly believed livestock belonged in a zoo. I took up golf for the simple reason that I loved the idea of not being surrounded by concrete for a couple hours. I did not have a context for these Old Testament signs of a blessed man. When I first moved to Alabama I loved going on long drives in the country side. My best friend, also from Florida, and I use to look at tracks of land that were for sale and dream. The write of this verse in Proverbs does encourage the investment in land for agriculture and livestock over having positions of royalty and other forms of wealth. He correctly notes that royalty and money does not always last and cannot be guaranteed to the next generation. For us today, as nice as land and gardens are, especially for preppers, what we can offer our following generations is so much greater. Scripture tells us it is good to leave an inheritance to our children. It also tells us that the children of the upright will be blessed. If you leave an inheritance to future generations that’s wonderful, however, be sure you leave the training in righteousness for them to handle it and not for it to handle them. Today, be sure you are leaving behind what matters most. #BeTheEdge

“Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.”Psalms‬ ‭112‬:‭2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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