Proverbs 24:30 – 34 – ‘I went past the field of the sluggard, past the vineyard of the man who lacks judgement; thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins. I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw: A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest – and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.’
Have you noticed how busy people always manage to fit more things in? And yet the person with very little to do, tires from the little that they have done? There are similarities found with the sluggard (lazy person) and the man who lacks judgement in the above verses. Both have these results: thorns, weeds and ruins.
Don’t be this way with your finances. As wealthy Christians, we should endeavour to not be lazy or lacking judgement with our finances.
The Man Who Lacks Judgement
Don’t be the man who lacks judgement, the one who chooses to rest instead of work. Although we shouldn’t be workaholics – we shouldn’t be afraid to work. This is how we earn an income and are also able to put some aside to develop savings and even invest.
The man who lacks judgement is lazy. He is more interested in sleep and rest than working. And the end result for him? He can look forward to poverty and scarcity. If we don’t work, we can anticipate that we will not have enough. Because of this, we also won’t have any to bless others with! Be wary of the man who lacks judgement.
Financial tip – be clear on payment terms before undertaking a job so that you know where you stand; don’t set yourself up to be dissatisfied if you learn someone else has better terms than what you agreed upon.