Theme: MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY.
Text: “Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.” – Ecclesiastes 11:2
Comment: This text tells us about making full use of all the opportunities we have in resource management. We should look beyond our area of comfort and develop our resources across various spheres of competence and even beyond our shores if possible. There must be an outlook of diversification as we grow our resources and not to put all our eggs in one basket because we don’t know what issues may arise upon the land. The Good News translation puts it this way, “Invest your money in foreign trade, and one of these days you will make a profit. Put your investments in several places – many places even – because you never know what kind of bad luck you are going to have in this world”.
The idea here is about multiple streams of income. One’s resources can be well managed by spreading on different investment opportunities so as to spread the risks. Some of these investment opportunities will end well, while some may not, but on the average it’s better than just a single source of income. “In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.” – Ecclesiastes 11:6.
May God give us the strength to do His work always by His grace.