July 27: Be Prepared
Scripture Lesson: Proverbs 6:6-8
On this date in 1890, Brooklyn’s American Association Club held a 13-8 lead over Columbus in the 8th inning of a game at Long Island Grounds – but were forced to forfeit the game when they ran out of baseballs.
In today’s text, the writer of Proverbs today uses an example from nature to talk about being prepared. He scolds a lazy person for not making preparations, and points him to the ant. Even without an overseer or ruler, the ant stores provisions in the summer to prepare for the winter ahead. By gathering food in the summer, the ant is prepared for the winter when there is no food to gather. The writer tells the lazy person to consider the ways of the ant and to choose the wise course of following its example.
How do you prepare to play or coach the game?
Why is it hard and worth the time to prepare?
What are some ways we can prepare to be used by God?
We prepare for the game and for life by investing time and working hard. When we are prepared, things go better. When we are not prepared, we should watch out: things will not be so good.
Posted on Wed, July 27, 2016
by Ben Orr