Proverbs 14:23 – Hard work always pays off; mere talk puts no bread on the table. (MSG)

A silver spoon signifies a wealthy upbringing, but without vision, discipline, and planning, a silver spoon can turn into a plastic spoon (Proverbs 20:13). In Luke 15:11–32, the prodigal son grew up in wealth, but he squandered his inheritance and began to eat with pigs. His luxurious lifestyle destroyed his silver spoon. I pray for you today that, in the mighty name of Jesus, you shall never beg for bread.

Many people, especially the young, no longer fancy studying or working hard; all they want is a comfort zone. This is a dangerous sign that leads to poverty. We need to emulate Christ, who did the work of His father while it was day (John 9:4). We cannot afford to be lazy in our generation. We should also learn from our hardworking parents, who provided us with the right resources for life and school.

Beloved, what training and examples are you laying down for your children? Is it the “silver spoon” ideology or that they must work hard? If you, as a parent, do not take up responsibilities, what legacy are you leaving behind? (Proverbs 13:22). Don’t be deceived by the silver spoon concept; as seen in today’s Bible reading, hard work is what pays! I leave you to ponder on this quote by Jules Renard: “Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.”


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

1. Father, I don’t want to be idle and wasteful. Please, give me direction on how to be profitable.


1. Lord, I thank You for life and good parenting. Please help me leave a good legacy for my offspring.

2. Father, help me fulfil my destiny irrespective of my background or wasted years.

3. Satanic storehouse where my glory and fruitfulness are kept, catch fire and release them.


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