A short devotional on Proverbs 27:23-27. Want to connect? Email email@example.com.
Good Morning! I'm your host Lonnie Wibberding, and you are listening to Umpqua Connect. A daily devotional podcast sent out from the beautiful Umpqua Valley of Southern Oregon.
Today is Saturday, June 27, 2020
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Like many of our texts through proverbs, Solomon is talking about practical life advice today.
Each of us humans have different strengths and weaknesses. Some of us are detail orientated. We want to make sure everything is in it's place. Others are big picture people. Those in this camp may not be very good at details at all, but rather are focused on the overall view.
The fact is we need both. Steven Covey in his book 7 habits of highly effective people talks about a group whose job is to cut down a jungle. It's the detail people who make sure the mechette's are sharpened, the crews are supplied, and everything is working efficiently. It's the big picture who climb a tree and say, "Hey, we're cutting down the wrong jungle."
We really can't have one without the other. When we work together one person's strengths cover another person's weakness and we all benefit.
But we can't always work with someone. Those of us who are big picture people sometimes just have to buckle down and pay attention to the details. Because those details are what makes sure our work, whatever that may be, is solid and productive.
Proverbs 27:23-27 says:
23 Be sure you know the condition of your flocks,
give careful attention to your herds;
24 for riches do not endure forever,
and a crown is not secure for all generations.
25 When the hay is removed and new growth appears
and the grass from the hills is gathered in,
26 the lambs will provide you with clothing,
and the goats with the price of a field.
27 You will have plenty of goats’ milk to feed your family
and to nourish your female servants.
I am not a detail person, but the details do matter.
It's Solomon's call to us big picture people to appreciate the details and be more thorough in our work.
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May God Bless your day. We'll talk again tomorrow