Commentary By: Gordon King
I have written many, many times in the past about preparation, in preparing for disaster, in preparing for the unknown. Now tell me that we are not in those times now!
We must be prepared to meet our maker that’s for sure, but we must also be prudent and be prepared for uncertain times while we are here on earth, this is the wise thing to do.
Many believers wonder why I write about being prepared for such times as these, well, I think the times speak for themselves now don’t they? I grew up in earthquake country, and I was always taught to be prepared for an earthquake, to stock up on fresh water, on canned foods, on flashlights with batteries, on radios, first aid, medications, and fire starting devices such as matches and or lighters, these were the essentials to have on hand at all times. But, being poor we really weren’t able to stock up on these things, but nonetheless, I was still taught how to do it and what to do in case of an emergency, and maybe that’s why I am so adamant about teaching it and doing it now.
The bible teaches us to be prepared, Joseph prepared Egypt prior to seven years of famine, and Noah prepared the Ark for a journey at sea that lasted approximately one year.
“Go to the ant, you sluggard!
Consider her ways and be wise,
7 Which, having no captain,
Overseer or ruler,
8 Provides her supplies in the summer,
And gathers her food in the harvest.“
The scriptures tell us to be wise and prudent, the definition of prudent:
“acting with or showing care and thought for the future.”
We must be prepared for future events, this is prudent in the eyes of the bible, in God’s eyes.
It’s not too late to prepare, and even thought the shelves may be bare in some stores they will be replenished, at least for now. The prudent thing to do would be to start stocking up on fresh water, food supplies, flashlights, batteries, first aide, medications, etc., it’s also wise to have some cash on hand. I have written other articles which you can find on this site which will help guide you. I’m not suggesting hoarding supplies, but simply begin to store them up gradually.
It’s not a question of if disaster will strike, but when?!
It’s always better to prepare before disaster strikes then to try and get what you need once it’s here. If you wait until the last moment then it may be too late! You can see that by the mad rush at the grocery store and the bare shelves.
God bless my friends! Maranatha!