October 16, 2013 by *Onyi*
Do not overwork to be rich;
Because of your own understanding, cease!
5 Will you set your eyes on that which is not?
For riches certainly make themselves wings;
They fly away like an eagle toward heaven. (new king
In this part of proverbs, we read an admonishment about balance. There is no problem with reaching for the skies but ensure that you do not loose sight of the beauty that is here on Earth.
In the United States, this is a common issue. So many people balance work, family , school and other aspects of life and often times, something gets lost in the process. In the United States, it seems to be the family. Husbands hardly see their wives except a couple of hours a week, children hardly see their parents and yet, we wonder why many children have gone wild.
I know in this time of great economical strain, there is a greater push to go out there and make that dollar. But, what will it profit us, if we make all the money in the world and yet there is no one around to share it with? Set time aside for your loved ones!
Do remember that we cannot take anything that we have acquired here on earth to the grave. It will all be left behind either for the government to appropriate or for our family members to manage or mismanage.
So, take some time out to build happy memories with your loved ones. That’s a worthy legacy.
Prayer: God teach us balance. Teach us how to show love and honour using time. Help us remember that a worthy legacy is one built on care.
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