“Broke Down And Busted” – One Year Bible Reading (Psalms/Proverbs) – October 9

Psalm 79:1-13   Horrific Things To Good People?   A Lament Psalm by Asaph

Proverbs 24:30-34   Broke Down And Busted

Read this passage on BibleGateway.com

This is good advice for a young person which is just what Solomon is writing in Proverbs.  Of course, it’s good advice for anyone at any age!

This is a short little story about Solomon trekking around his kingdom.  He gazed upon a field that was owned by a lazy guy.  It caused him to cogitate about that man’s circumstances.

See how many things you can observe from this passage.  By the way, that is the best way to study Scripture.  Continue to cogitate and observe how much you can notice about any passage you want to learn.  Solomon discovered much from this slothful man (v. 32).   As Yogi Berra once said, “You can observe a lot by just watching.”

Solomon saw that the field was filled with weeds (v. 30-31).  The man hadn’t taken care of his stone wall either (v. 31c).  The indolent man would not have enough to eat since he hadn’t tended his field.  He might have been in danger from enemies since he hadn’t protected himself by mending his wall.

As a result of his indigence (v. 33), the man was poor and without (v. 34a).  His situation was the same as if he had been accosted by thieves or men with guns (v. 34b).

How do you think this man fared spirituality?  Do you think he kept up with Bible reading and prayer?

(Answer:  probably not!  You can apply this passage spiritually, too.)

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