These next two Bible verses for the day really apply to all of us in the fast paced world in which we all now have to live and work in.
These next two verses are going to tell us to consider well our steps and that someone who is hasty can be lead into poverty due to the bad decisions they have made.
Here are these two very good verses that we all need to take a very strong hold of in this day and age where everything is now moving at break-neck speed:
- “The simple believes every word, but the prudent man considers well his steps.” (Proverbs 14:15)
- “The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, but those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.” (Proverbs 21:5)
The very first verse where it tells us to consider well our steps is a very catchy verse.
How many of us can look back on some of the bad decisions we have made over the course of our lives and see now that those bad decisions were made because we did not consider well our steps like what this verse is telling us to do. In other words, we did not properly analyze the move we were looking to make and the consequences that would unfold as a result.
We now look back realizing that had we simply took a little more time to analyze the situation and looked at the possible consequences our act would unleash, that we would have never done what we did. Hindsight is always 20/20, so that is how we learn in this life.
The 2nd verse then adds a little more to this when it tells us that anyone who is “hasty” can be led into poverty. Again, sometimes we make decisions too hastily and too quickly without taking our time to examine everything all the way through.
Again, we can all look back and see that had we just taken a little more time to examine everything all the way through, that we would have never made that bad decision in the first place.
Many people have now become very impulsive in their decision making due to the very fast pace of our world, and as a result, they are constantly making bad and poor decisions and then have to spend quite a bit of time to dig themselves out from the repercussions of their bad decisions.
So the next time you have to make a decision on anything significant, make sure you abide by these two verses and consider well your steps. Carefully consider the consequences of your actions if you move in one direction or another.
Sometimes God will lead you as to what He will want you to do as you are carefully analyzing your options. Sometimes God’s choice for the situation will be the most logical and reasonable answer staring you right in the face.