Book: Proverbs 10
“When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away, but the godly have a lasting foundation.”
Every year as winter approaches citizens are encouraged to be prepared for fierce storms that may knock out power, dump snow, or flood low areas. As a minimum we are encouraged to have enough food and drinking water to survive on our own for up to 72 hours with some suggesting even a week as being more realistic. Being prepared in advance substantially reduces the stress when storms are foretasted and strike. Those who have not put supplies aside, often find themselves in panic mode when disaster strikes, making unwise decisions which further puts them in danger.
Those who are wise also prepare for the storms of life which disrupt the normality of their lives. Because they have spent time developing a relationship with their King who has freely given a solid foundation of wisdom they quickly run to Him when difficult times come and He protects them. “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock” (Matthew 7:24). Notice the words “builds” and “solid rock”. “Builds” gives the sense that preparation work took place before any storm came while “solid rock” brings out the idea of building on a foundation that will not be eroded or moved. The wise spend time with the King and obey Him now so that whatever comes in the future they will be prepared.
God, the King, has given wisdom on every aspect of life such as finances, family, relationships, work, community, and character. Knowing and obeying His wisdom now will provide for future storms of life.
Take time to talk with God and ask Him what areas of your life you need to receive His wisdom in so that you are well prepared for the unknown storms of life down the road. Also, ask Him who He would like you to share with the wisdom you are learning about so that they will also move along the path of being prepared for life’s storms.