Proverbs 14:23
Work brings profit, but mere talk leads to poverty! (NLT)

Wealthy upbringing do not necessarily guarantee prosperity because without vision and direction (Proverbs 29:18), discipline and planning (Luke 14:28), one might end up in poverty (Proverbs 20:13). For example, in Luke 15:11-32, the prodigal son was brought up in wealth, but after he squandered everything, he fed with pigs (Proverbs 23:5). It is my prayer today that you and I shall never beg for bread, in Jesus’ name.

While growing up, our parents were diligent and active. They made sure we had the right training and resources for life. Therefore, our generation cannot afford to be lazy, because many no longer fancy studying or working— all they want is a comfort zone, and these are danger signs (Proverbs 10:4). You’d better wake up, because it is in the labour that we attract favour! (Proverbs 22:29).

What examples do we lay for our children? Is it the ‘silver spoon ideology’ or diligence? If we as parents do not take up responsibilities, what then is the legacy we are leaving behind? (Proverbs13:22). Dear brethren, don’t be deceived by the quick-money activities; hard work pays as affirmed by our Bible text! (Proverbs 13:4). And so, I will leave you to ponder on the below quote by Jules Renard:

‘Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.’— you want to succeed? If yes! Be Born Again and work hard.


Hymn: Work, for the Night, is Coming – Anna L. Coghill (1854)

  1. Lord, I thank You for life and ability to work.
  2. Father, please open my eyes to fresh ideas and opportunities.


  1. Father, I don’t want to be idle and wasteful:

A. Please, give me direction on how to be profitable.

B. Help me fulfil my destiny irrespective of my background.


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