Diligent Plans vs. Hasty Desires • Proverbs 21:5

“The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, but everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.” Often when I make decisions in a rush and do not consider the long term effects, I am left with regret, pain, and even sin. God’s Word is clear that everyone who is hasty will find themselves in a position of want; we will lack because we did not follow God’s prescription. What God prescribes is that we plan ahead and are diligent in our work. Having a steady and thoughtful work ethic in each aspect of life yields blessing. We have many examples throughout the Bible of men and women who were steady and thoughtful in their decisions, and it takes faith to be steady in life. Thank you, Lord, for being our refuge and strength, our very present help in trouble.

– Zak Vazquez, Assistant Pastor