“Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.” Proverbs 21:5 NLT
My father used to say that “statistically your odds of winning the lottery were nearly identical if you bought a ticket or if you didn’t.” You could find the winning ticket or buy the winning ticket, both are long odds. This isn’t a criticism of those who do buy lottery tickets, just a suggestion that if you want prosperity, the better odds are in “making your own luck”.
It is attributed to the Roman philosopher Seneca; “luck is when preparedness meets opportunity.” He observed a principal that the Bible spoke of so many years before: “good planning and hard work lead to prosperity”.
Hasty shortcuts are a gamble and lead to poverty.
This week, plan your work and work your plan, and let the Lord bring good results.