SPF 263: Two Proverbs for the Summer to Cultivate Christian Culture in the Home

Summer is a great time to start laying foundational principles through the wisdom of the proverbs that keeps the mind focused on what is true and the hands busy with the Lord’s work. And since summer often means more together time, lets grow in being hard to offend and being a productive agent of growth.

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Show Notes
Two Proverbs to help you cultivate Christian culture in your home this summer (and help pave the way for the fall):

Grow in being hard to offend (because you are slow to anger through good sense).

  • Proverbs 19:11 Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense

Scripture says good sense, or prudence makes a person slow to anger – that means the person is able to be cautious and deliberate the situation instead of being reactionary.

Be a hard worker (in other words be on a trajectory of building something)

  • Proverbs 18:9 Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.

This proverb punches hard when you consider what it means: there is no neutrality with work. With your work you are either building or you are tearing down.

“This proverb applies this principle to work. Constructive work is the law of human life and progress. There is an active principle of destruction operating in the history of man; and he who is a slacker at his work, who does not put into it all his strength, is a brother to the man who in wickedness sets himself to the activity of destruction. No living being can be merely a spectator. Each works or wastes. Not to work well, is to aid the process of waste.” G. Campbell Morgan

“We must recognize that from the very creation of mankind, God intended us to be workers, producers, and agents of growth and dominion. He connected our identity to our work. He established our telos-our purpose- as cultivators of creation. He called for a flourishing garden-a productive and beautiful place where our work does important things. God did all this.” – David Bahnsen, Full Time

Pop Up Tent (this is the tent I purchased two years ago – there are less expensive options): White Fang Tent

Book: Full Time – Work and the Meaning of Life by David Bahnsen

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