“Don’t gamble on the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, hocking your house against a lucky chance. The time will come when you have to pay up; you’ll be left with nothing but the shirt on your back.”
– Proverbs 22:26-27
This passage makes me think about a saying my husband and I say all the time.
“Let’s not kick the bomb down the road.”
We had a conversation many years ago that talked about how we live in a generation that chooses to live surrounded by bombs. Not the physical kinds, but the spiritual, financial, emotional and relational kinds.
We gamble our health by thinking we’ll live till we’re 95. Why work out now?
We gamble our finances by thinking we’ll strike it rich. Why save now?
We gamble our faith by thinking we have everything figured out. Why rock the boat now?
I realize this particular passage of scripture is drawing attention to the topic of finances, but could it not apply to everything in life we choose to risk by not wisely confronting?
The time will come when you have to pay up, meaning, at some point the bomb is going to explode.
I don’t want to live my life constantly kicking bombs down the road when I know all Christ is asking me to do is to stop, acknowledge, ask Him for help, and bend down to pick up something I need to dispose of properly.
This is wisdom resolution.