There is precious treasure and oil in the house of the wise [who prepare for the future], But a short-sighted and foolish man swallows it up and wastes it.
Proverbs 21:20 (AMP)
Part of stewardship or management is saving the surplus for a raining day. This verse reminds me of the parable of the unjust steward, taught by the wisest of all teachers. The parable is documented in Luke 16:1-12(AMP). The unjust steward was self serving with his master’s wealth, once the master got to know about this he gave him a notice of his termination from managing the master’s wealth
The irresponsible manager responded by saying, “I know what I’ll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses” (Luke 16:4). He then used his power of to clear the books of some of his master’s debtors by lowering their payment as personal favors to them. In verse 8, the master commended the unjust manager [not for his misdeeds, but] because he had acted shrewdly [by preparing for his future unemployment].
In deed what we can glean from this story is similar to what Proverbs 21:20 says. There is precious treasure and oil in the house of the wise [who prepare for the future].
So start taking progressive steps to save a little of what you have, preparing for the future. Remember, you’re never to old to start saving but you must have a goal that drives you, otherwise if you don’t have a target, anywhere you hit will be just fine.
The true secret about saving is that it takes times, for what you’re saving to grow.
However the secret of time is simply this; Time is a force that magnifies, those little, almost imperceptible, seemingly insignificant things you do everyday into something titanic and unstoppable. So if you keep saving, like Joseph who saved the food during the seven years of great abundance. The food he saved become so much so that it not only sustained the Egyptians during the severe famine, but the rest of the ancient world during that period. Be encouraged today, start saving and be a wise man or woman.
Through this principle of saving the ancient world was saved from starving to death during a world wide severe drought. Saving involves keeping apportion of your wealth and not spending it all. Wealth could be anything from money to land to food anything that is valuable, if is best not to spend it all but to save some for the day we might lack it and need it.
In this modern day and age we are all encouraged to save especially money. Even little children have saving accounts at the bank. It is for the benefit of their future. Better yet just like Joseph, they will be in a position to save others in times of a crisis. The heart of stewardship in love is for the benefit of others who are weary and in need and it is to the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ.
• Time is a force that magnifies, those little, almost imperceptible, seemingly insignificant things you do everyday into something titanic and unstoppable.
• Little by little over a period of time yield to much.
• There is precious treasure and oil in the house of the wise [who prepare for the future],
But a short-sighted and foolish man swallows it up and wastes it.