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Your Daily Proverb – Day 24

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Prepare your work outside and make it ready for yourself in the field. Afterwards, then, build your house.

Proverbs 24:27

So, I have a rule at my house: My daughters can’t date until they’re 30 – I’m stalling for the rapture πŸ˜‰ – but my boys can start dating after they get a good job. I know, I know, like I’m ever going to keep my babies stay-at-home Daddy’s Girls forever! But I’m actually somewhat serious about what I have instilled in my boys.

Put first things first – don’t start down the road of love and romance until you know you can (and are able) to see it through to the end! Many a young bucking broncos go out full steam to woo the “perty” country girl that they have sights their set on, but simply don’t have the financial wherewithal to support her – let alone a family should the “inevitable” happen!

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So many of us put the cart before the horse that we sit in bewilderment when things go awry.

Our Lord make it crystal clear:

“For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him, saying, β€˜This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and consider whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace…” (Luke 14:27-32)

When I first read Proverbs 24, I was a baby Christian. Young, single and nothing but idealistic visions of my future. At the time, I understood this passage as an admonishment to make sure that I get a good job and establish my “work outside in field” before getting married – i.e. “building my house.” It made sense to me to start a life-long journey with my future wife on the right foot; at least financially-speaking. Hence, the indissoluble rule in my house about dating and courting.

Applicable to virtually every area of life, the wisdom to put first things first is a timeless reminder to count the cost for any endeavor our hearts are set on accomplishing.



This post currently has 10 comments.

  1. Jennifer
    September 18, 2016

    So glad to hear that someone else holds their children to a high standards when it comes to dating. Our rule is, a person is not to consider dating anyone unless it is in means to acquire a spouse. I believe the frivoulsness of dating has brought on a false idea of what healthy, Christian relationships are made of. We will be adding your rule!

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    • Dr. Z
      September 19, 2016

      Yes, agree! πŸ™‚

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  2. Tarani
    September 18, 2016

    Wonderful article! Must let my boys read this! Thanks Dr Z!

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    • Dr. Z
      September 19, 2016

      Yes!! <3

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  3. Charlene
    September 18, 2016

    Great message! Thanks!
    Haha, my daughter is thinking the same about my granddaughter! No dating until she’s 30! And hopefully we’ll be raptured before that!

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    • Dr. Z
      September 19, 2016

      Yes! πŸ˜‰

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  4. Abigail WolferAbigail
    January 24, 2016

    Gosh, this applies to all tough decisions. Sometimes, you have to tough love someone. Count the cost and be willing to do whatever it takes to help them grow…even when it is hard. Stand strong and do not give in. That is part of the cost we are experiencing right now. Timely message. Thank you.

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    • Dr. Z
      January 24, 2016

      It can be hard sometimes, but God’s Wisdom stands. πŸ™‚

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      • Abigail
        January 25, 2016

        Yes, it does. We got a phone call today that is hopeful.

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        • Dr. Z
          January 26, 2016

          Amen!

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