In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has. Proverbs 21:20
This verse can have any number of parallels in life. The contrast between the wise and foolish is clear:
- The wise man saves; the foolish man spends (devours).
- The wise man makes smart decisions; the foolish man makes selfish decisions.
- The wise man acknowledges and plans for the future; the foolish man is all about “now.”
- The wise man is prepared for tough times; the foolish man isn’t.
- The wise man isn’t afraid to save for a rainy day; the foolish man doesn’t need an umbrella.
Today as you consider this verse, think about the way you make decisions for the future. Are you saving (not hoarding necessarily) for the future at all? Look in your kitchen cupboards now. How long would it sustain you if something were to happen and stores closed? What about the money you have in banks? Do you have enough cash on hand in case your bank went under (as they are doing weekly)?
No need to go all crazy with this stuff, but it’s wise to prepare.