Know well the condition of your flocks, and pay attention to your herds;
For riches are not forever, nor does a crown endure to all generations.
When the grass disappears, the new growth is seen, and the herbs of the mountains are gathered in,
The lambs will be for your clothing, and the goats will bring the price of a field, and there will be goats’ milk enough for your food, for the food of your household, and sustenance for your maidens.
You can ask my sons “what’s your CP?” They may or may not answer directly, but they know the answer. CP means cash position, the sum total of their cash in hand, in the bank, and in investments. We ought to know where we stand financially and vocationally. God doesn’t promise continual prosperity. In a lifetime, we can expect a few reversals of fortune and fame. He does say the righteous will not go hungry.
Do I understand the season and the condition of my flocks (income and ability to produce income)?
God, in this season of my life I find myself thinking about saving more while balancing expenses for the kids as they are now young adults. Please give me wisdom in all these areas to make the resources You provide go further than naturally possible.