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Day 25 — September 15
Story: Proverbs 13:11
I had little luck in finding something to go along with today’s scripture. Imagine that….So today you get the one and only me with no specific activity but hopefully inspiration for you to be able to adapt to fit your child(ten).
In searching today I went to Bible Study.org to see what they had to say about this verse and this is what I found:
Proverbs 13:11 “Wealth [gotten] by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.”
We see, here, someone who quickly gains wealth by being crooked will not be able to keep his wealth, because God will not bless him in this. A modern saying of this is “easy come, easy go”. We see this so much in our society today with the drug peddlers. They may make a lot of money, but it is very seldom you see one of them who is able to keep it.
The best wealth is that which you work for and save a little here and a little there. You appreciate it and will be able to keep some of it, if you work for it and are generous to give to those in need. God will bless you and prosper you even more.
A few things came to mind as I read the authors translation Proverbs 13:11
The first part reminded me of a story about my oldest when we went to visit some friends in Iowa last summer. Our friends have a big backyard with lots of walnut trees. They pay their children a small amount to fill a 5 gallon bucket with fallen walnuts. Their oldest is a few months older than Micah, their 2nd is 2 years younger, and Kai is 2 years young then he is. She made this offer to the boys and they were so excited to make money. They filled their couple of buckets and got payment. After the buckets were filled they were emptied in the way back of the yard and the 2 oldest went back out to fill their bucket again. Boy were they excited when they came back up to the house to say they filled another bucket. Great thing that my friend was thinking on her toes and knew exactly what these 2 were up to. We find out that they went down to the pile to refill their bucket instead of finding new walnuts. These 2 young boys discovered that you can’t take the easy way out AND make money.
Is there a time in your child(ren)’s life that they have tried to take the easy way out?
The second half also reminded me of our oldest how he saved his money for months to be able to buy a wii. Something that he really wanted and needed to save a little here and a little there. I just wish that I had an awesome story about how it has now blessed him 10 fold. But he needed to work hard to make that much money and it’s something that he appreciates more than if we would have bought it for him.
Is there a time when your child(ten) worked hard to do something?
Talk about the things your child does do that blesses the people around him/her. If you did the random acts of kindness talk about how many peoples lives you have affected by doing those simple acts.
Prayer: Have your child repeat after you
Dear Lord, Thank you for all the things we have and the people in our lives that show us your love. Help us to remember to think about others. That you call us to help those in need around us. Amen.