Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Be Diligent

Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
For riches are not for ever:  and doth the crown endure to every generation?
Proverbs 27:23, 24

Have you ever looked for something only to later realize that you no longer possessed that item?  Or have you ever bought something only to come home and find that its duplicate?

Why does this happen?  


Certain items are insignificant and thus we really don't pay them much mind.  But this can equally apply to people in our lives.

Thus, we must be diligent to know the state of our flocks.  My daughter commented that when she turns on her tablet the first thing she checks is for any updates on her apps.  When was the last time we took time to know any updates in the lives our husbands and children?  We can't assume that things are the way they have always been and will continue to be the same without maintenance on our part.  We have to keep our knowledge of them updated.

We are also to look well or give careful attention to our herds.  This is not a casual glance but a careful study of what is going on in our homes.  Have their been sudden shifts in behavior?  Have resolutions been made only to be easily broken?  Has spiritual growth grown stagnant?  There must be a reason and we are to be diligent into finding it out to remedy the situation with God's help.

Let us not grow careless.  Days become weeks, weeks become years, and years become a lifetime.  Let's not wait to get to the end of ours and recognize senseless waste.  Let's know now the state of our flocks and let's look well today to our herds. 

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