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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Word of Inspiration: Be Smarter than an Ant

"Go to the ant, you sluggard. Consider her ways and be wise, which having no captain, overseer or ruler, provides her supplies in the summer and gathers her food in the harvest. How long will you slumber, O sluggard? When will you rise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep--so shall your poverty come on you like a robber and your need like an armed man." (Proverbs 6:6-11)

This is a great lesson and warning for all of us. We cannot afford to be lazy or neglect our savings to prepare for our future. Many of us have done this as individuals, but we are also guilty as a nation and it's why we are now in so much economic and financial trouble with huge deficits. We become comfortable with the way things are and too much contentment leads to laziness. When the harvest rewards us, instead of saving for the future, we spend, spend, spend and enjoy ourselves. Then when unexpected peril happens, we don't have the extra finances to defend ourselves from lack. It is as if a thief came and took everything away all at once during the night. We are smarter than this. Work hard, save, and be prepared for the unexpected. Be smarter than an ant!


Expect the unexpected!