“He who troubles his own house will inherit the wind, And the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.”

Proverbs 11:29

The first half of today’s Bible verse is advice for family living. If any member of a family is a troublemaker and does not try to get along with the other family members, in time, they will have nothing to do with them.

One person can become so mean and irresponsible, that even the natural love of the family will not be able to endure them. They will be rejected by their family. If one person uses and abuses their own family, eventually they will be left alone with nothing. God meant for the family to be blessed, not cursed. Sin and selfishness are the downfalls of families.

“He who troubles his own house will inherit the wind, And the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.” (Proverbs 11:29)

The last half of this Bible verse tells us that those who are fools will end up serving those who are wise. In the Bible, the word for “fool” most of the time, refers to one who is sinful and rebellious and who practices being foolish.

The foolish are irresponsible and careless. Because of these traits, the foolish are not able to obtain a good position in life. They end up depending on others. The wise work their way from the bottom to the top. Hard work is something the fool will avoid, as their aim is for immediate gratification. That is why they will never attain a better status in life.

Everyone’s life has an influence in the world. Your life will either influence others for good or evil. The choice is ours. If everyone who is a Believer and is truly living their life according to the Bible, we would be able to win the world for Jesus. When we as God’s children act just like the world, God can’t reach the world through us.

God wants us to be “fishers of men.” If we are wise, we will make soul-winning a priority in our lives. We do this by praying for the lost, witnessing to the lost, and supporting ministries that are reaching out to the lost.

“Those who are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness Like the stars forever and ever.” (Daniel 12:3)

The Bible tells us that we reap what we sow. If we sow seeds of righteousness, we will reap God’s blessings in our lives, as well as our heavenly blessings later. Our greatest blessing shall be to meet the souls of those whom we helped find Jesus.

Everyone we prayed for shall know us. Every soul whom we led to Jesus, will be grateful for our witness. Every soul that was reached through our giving to ministries who preached the gospel, will know we had a part in them being reached, because we gave our monetary gifts making it possible for them to know Jesus. This should inspire us all to pray, witness and give.

Will you make soul-winning a priority in your life today?

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