Thursday, May 31, 2012

Haste Makes Waste

It is not good for a person to be without knowledge, and he who hurries his footsteps errs. (Proverbs 19:2 NASB)

   When was the last time you made a miscalculation that led you down a wrong path?  History reveals that people from all walks of life and occupation have made errors in judgment that cost them something.

   The writer of Proverbs points out that acting in haste without adequate information or consulting the Lord of heaven and earth will lead one down a wayward path.  Solomon ought to know!  He made his share of mistakes in judgment, especially in his later years.  Too many wives (700 wives + 300 concubines) and too many horses (40,000 according to 1 Kings 4:26) led him to commit the sin of idolatry.

   Doesn't ;it seem strange that the action we avoid is the one that God requests of us: wait?  How much time, heartache, and money could we save by simply resting in God's promises?  "Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for him;...but those who wait for the Lord, they will inherit the land."  (Psalm 37:7 & 9)

   Remember -- haste makes waste!

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