Prepper… Prudent… Faith?
I’ve recently watched several episodes of a TV show about ‘preppers’, have you? Does it leave you feeling like you’re observing the behaviors of a lunatic, fanatic, crazy jackass fool?
If it does, then we are in the same boat, at least for the moment. I’ve watched several of these episodes and listened to the reasons why these folks are ‘prepping’ and how they are prepping. Truth be told, some of these folks seem to be missing a few dotted I’s and crossed T’s. BUT… they are responding to something, aren’t they?
Some seem to have a governed sense of prudence; call it worldly wisdom. Others, not so much.
I went online earlier to see what I might expect to be paying for home heating oil this year, 2012/2013…
“An average house is 800-1000 gal per year. Hence, between $2500-$4600 a year.” YIKES! and that’s before taxes.
So, is it prudent or fanatical to spend $1500/year on coal or perhaps some other energy source? What could I be doing the other $1k-3.1k each year?
Status quo seems to rule most things. Is this a good thing? Are we impacting our world or is our world impacting us?
If or as you think about the world around you and the events that are occurring daily, be it rising costs or falling values, disappearing assets or increasing indebtedness… how do you make your daily decisions? Who do you turn to for daily counsel to approach each new day?
Is God’s Word sufficient to counsel you for each day?
Are you making preparations? Is your lamp trimmed and ready?
Are you responding with prudence/wisdom to the day in which you live? “For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?”
(Luke 14:28 ESV)
Are you walking by faith and resting in the peace that only God can give?
[The Beginning of Knowledge]
The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:
To know wisdom and instruction,
to understand words of insight,
to receive instruction in wise dealing,
in righteousness, justice, and equity;
to give prudence to the simple,
knowledge and discretion to the youth—
Let the wise hear and increase in learning,
and the one who understands obtain guidance,
to understand a proverb and a saying,
the words of the wise and their riddles.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.
(Proverbs 1:1-7 ESV)