Proverbs in 365 Devotions
Proverbs 4:5 Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.
The Best Time To Plant A Tree
I can hear Solomon saying something like this: My sons, be very intentional about this matter! Begin pursuing wisdom and insight this very second. Don’t wait till you're out of high school or you finish college or don't wait till you get married. Don't say we’re going to wait till you have children. Don’t wait till you work your fingers to the bone and get rich… Look… The truth is that once you put off seeking the things of the Lord you may spend 40 years in the wilderness and might not come to your senses until you’re an old man on your death bed and you realize your life has been a self centered worthless mess. Or worse yet you might miss the promised land all together.
You know my son, life is crazy and the world is persuasive; so remember my words and don’t ever forget. At a least suspecting moment satan will tempt you to follow after foolishness and it is a slippery slope. One unrepentant step toward sin has cause many to slide down the hill of misery into eternal wretchedness and death.
I think it may be a Chinese proverb but it goes like this. When is the best time to plant a tree? 20 years ago… The 2nd best time is today.
It would have been better to repent 20 years ago but it has come and gone. Today is the day to turn to the Lord and follow after righteousness! We can only do that through Jesus Christ who was righteous. He died and rose that we might have a heart for all that is good.
2nd Corinthians 6:2 says: For he says, “In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.