Sunday, October 20, 2013

Weed Your Front Yard

How does your front yard look?  If it looks bad, overgrown with weeds, and not tidy, this is what the Bible says about that ~

I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of a man lacking sense, and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down. Then I saw and considered it; I looked and received instruction. A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.  
Proverbs 24:30-34

Proverbs is full of admonitions against laziness and disorder.  God is a God of order and beauty.  He wants us to be people who work hard and anything we do, to do it with all our might.

When you have a neat and tidy front yard, you are being a witness to your neighbors.  When it is ugly, you are being a bad witness.  You want them to be happy you are their neighbors and an example in every way to others.

We must not do anything that hurts or harms our witness to the power of Christ living within us.  Yes, I know this is a minor thing, but it is nevertheless important especially since there is a verse in the Bible speaking about this very problem.

So if your front yard is ugly, have a family day once a month or once a week if need be and get it cleaned up as a ministry to your neighborhood.  The same should go for the inside of your home.  Train your children to work hard and keep things neat and tidy.  This will benefit them all of their lives.