3-14-2016 Herding Children

“Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, And attend to your herds; For riches are not forever, Nor does a crown endure to all generations” (Proverbs 27:23-24 NKJV). “Riches” and power (“crown”) can leave as quickly as they came, but “flocks” and “herds” are renewable resources. In the next three verses (Proverbs 27:25-27NKJV), Solomon shows that by feeding them, in return, they provide clothing, milk, and goats sold to buy more land. These animals deserve proper care and feeding because they can provide much in return. Isn’t it tragic that some are more “diligent” in caring for their animals than they are their children? They never seem to realize how much children can provide in return for their diligence. “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward” (Psalm 127:3 NKJV).
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.