“Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble with it.”
“Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.”
Let’s put these two Proverbs in 2014’s context and vernacular:
“Better to have a job that pays less in an area where you are walking with the LORD than to leave that area for more money where Christian growth might be compromised.”
“Better to have bologna and cereal for supper with your family than steak and potatoes for your family while you’re still at work.”
Or, to put them in even another way:
“Better for you and your family to grow as followers of Jesus with less, than to risk or sacrifice a walk with the LORD for more.”
“Better to have a job that allows regular and focused seasons at home that pays little than to have a high paying job that keeps you away.”
Fathers – Leaders at Home – These Proverbs are (mainly!) for us.
The challenge here for us is to ensure – NO MATTER WHAT – that these two things dominate our priorities:
1. Our relationship and growth with the LORD.
2. Our relationships with and cultivation of our family.
How are your daily decisions and long-term growth goals reflecting this?