Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Feeling Bad For The Foolish

This morning in the gospel accounts on which I medidated, I encountered some foolish folks.  One was a servant that was given a bag of silver to invest for his master.  When the master returned the foolish servant returned every penny of silver that the master had given him.  The only problem was it had been given to him to invest.  Instead of investing it and realizing a gain or loss on investment, the foolish servant had hidden it so that he could return every penny fearful that he might lose some if he invested it poorly.  Additionally I read about five foolish ladies in waiting who used up the oil in their lamps and did not have enough to go to the midnight wedding feast.  They pleaded with the five wise ladies that had brought enough for the whole night, but there was not enough for everyone.  The foolish ladies had to try and go buy some in the middle of the night.  They missed out.

In prayer this morning I heard the blessing that my friend, Pastor Phil Foster, has prayed so many times over me and others from the book of Ephesians, chapter 1, "I pray that the eyes of your understanding would be enlightened..."  Understanding is the ability to know the meaning of what you can know, how you can apply it, and what you can do about it.  Proverbs tells us that we should get wisdom, get knowlege, and with all your getting get understanding.  I am praying for understanding today.  I want to understand how to invest what I have been entrusted with, and not make a waste of it. 

I would love to pray for you today.  Is there any area in which you need understanding?  Let me know.

--Pastor Ben

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