Preparation Before Building

Prepare your outside work,
Make it fit for yourself in the field;
And afterward build your house.
– Proverb 24: 27 (NKJV) –

Two extremes.
First, a man who builds the house without ever preparing the field.
Second, a man who prepares the field without ever building the house.

In the context of marriage.
Some people do not have enough finance (the field) to get married (the house).
Yet, they proceed ahead and marry.
Such marriage will surely experience much difficulty.
On the other hand, some people have enough finance.
Yet, they are too focused on their career that they do not invest much time to find the life partner.

Balance is the key here.
Career and marriage are both important.
While career does come first (God gave Adam a job to do), one should still invest time for the marriage (God gave Adam Eve).

This cannot be generalized, though, as some people indeed have the gift of celibacy.

Somehow, God gave me a certain mission.
That’s my field.
Gotta really be serious in tending this particular field.

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Posted June 26, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Verse of the Day

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