“Put your outdoor work in order and get your fields ready; after that, build your house.” ~ Proverbs 24:27
Into the agricultural society this passage was spoken into, the meaning was clear. Focus on the first things first. Do not become distracted by the comfortable in exchange for the necessities.
As with this audience, the same is true today. Work is important for us. It gives us purpose. We all need to be needed. Our work provides purpose for us.
Rest is also important though. The verse above does not tell us to build our house whenever we get around to it. Rhythms of rest are important for us to live successful lives. I’m still working on this one.
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