Wednesday, February 3, 2010

What is Your Land?

Those who till their land will have plenty of food, but those who follow worthless pursuits have no sense. Proverbs 12:11

What is your land and are you working it?

Till = plowing, sowing, and raising.

Our time is so limited - it seems - when we look at the big picture of things. Back when Solomon wrote this I am sure that more people could relate from a farming perspective because I think everyone farmed. I personally don’t know any farmers, as I am sure that is the case for most of you. But we have our own “land” to till these days. The key I think is that we select the right “land” to work, and then work it! The “land” you pick to work obviously is a personal choice. And I believe that the “land” you decide to work will bear fruit. If you prioritize and make good choices with respect to the “land” you work, I don’t think there will be much time for following worthless pursuits.

Here are a few personal examples of “land”: marriage, family, children, relationships, profession.

So pick your “land” and get to tilling!


  1. Absolutely! I actually do know some real farmers..:)

  2. I liked this. You reap what you sow.

  3. Thanks B! Yeah I thought you did know some real farmers. Upstate New York variety? :)

    Thanks Lisa - you are right you do reap what you sow and typically you reap more than you sow. Gotta pick good ground to sow!