“The fields preached me a sermon” 10.13.11
by Aaron K.
"The fields preached me a sermon" 10.13.11
One day I walked by the field of an old lazybones, and then passed the vineyard of a lout; They were overgrown with weeds, thick with thistles, all the fences broken down. I took a long look and pondered what I saw; the fields preached me a sermon and I listened: "A nap here, a nap there, a day off here, a day off there, sit back, take it easy-do you know what comes next? Just this: You can look forward to a dirt-poor life, with poverty as your permanent houseguest!" (Proverbs 24:30-34 MSG)
For those with a heart for wisdom life is continually preaching a sermon. As we observe the events and behavior of those around us, proverbial lessons are preached and supported all around us. Much like the verse above, the condition of the lazy man’s field spoke great wisdom to the observer on the importance of discipline as well as the adverse effects when it is lacking. The same holds true every moment of everyday, if we are wise enough to observe we will see Gods Word play out all over the place without fail. Action. My sons, there are two ways to learn, either by your own experiences or learning from the experiences of others. The later is quicker and far less expensive, yet is rare because it requires a special heart condition that infact desires to learn the lesson as well a humility in knowing they are not the exception to Gods rules and design. Seek to grow in wisdom each day and life will preach to you real tangible parables proving the truth of God Word continually showing Him as the master designer of the world, people and their behavior.