Repeating Proverbs

Monday, August 06, 2012 Posted by Joline

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With the risk of seeming like I phoned it in . . . while I mulled over some of the verses in Proverbs that hit me the hardest in order to share something new with you this morning, I was struck by a few things:

1. We have now been writing at Daily Fast Fuel for over a year!
2. Sometimes, we need something repeated for it to really make an impact.

Thus, while it may seem like "left-overs" (oh, I just love our foodie theme!), I felt compelled to share my VERY FIRST POST from when Daily Fast Fuel launched back in April of 2011!

Proverbs 14:23. All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads to poverty.

Convenience is appealing - offering quick solutions to potential challenges. Only, left unchecked, actively seeking convenience can become a nasty habit, tempting one to cut corners and attempt the bare minimum to achieve a goal or finish a project. Do we really expect to profit with this attitude? Why do we shudder at the thought of hard work? And embrace short-cuts?????

Would you have commissioned Jesus to build a bench? Or a table? I would have. For I can not imagine Jesus offering up shoddy work. He doesn't strike me as One who would rush to finish a job by leaving one leg shorter than another, or an edge left unsanded. Jesus didn't seem to adopt a “They'll never notice” attitude towards the creations He crafted with His very hands. You included. 

Jesus gives meticulous attention to all He designs. He is the perfect model of how we should approach "work".

Of any kind.

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