Book: Proverbs 19
“People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry at the Lord.”
Blaming God for their own foolish decisions seems like an age old issue. I recently came across a book with a copyright of 1887 titled, “God In Business” by H.L Latham. When asked about why Christian businesses fail he said, “A man in his frantic efforts to get rich may engage in risky speculations. He may drive his business so near the edge of his capital that the slightest jar will tip them over the precipice. He may neglect his business. As a rule, however, Christians do not fail.”
Paul, in Galations 6:7-10 uses farming terms to express similar thoughts:
Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.
We have a tendency to take credit for what God does and blame God for the mistakes we make. Be careful not to do this as it can make us look foolish.
H.L Latham also wrote, “If a man expects to succeed honorably he needs something besides his unaided energy. He needs the help of the almighty God.” He then goes on to share example after example of true stories about success out of his life and others.
Choose today to invite the almighty God into all of your decisions and plant good seeds!