A good call in our Proverbs today to manage our money and resources wisely, because we never know when hard times will hit:
Pro 27:7 A person who is full refuses honey, but even bitter food tastes sweet to the hungry.
When we just got paid, or came into a big sum of money, chances are we aren’t worried about lending someone else money or splurging to cover someone else’s tab…but man, when we are broke and hungry, every penny counts. Suddenly we remember the coins that have been rolling around the cup holder of the card and start fishing out quarters.
As today’s Proverb rightly declares, someone who is living on easy street doesn’t worry about anything, but when we are broken down and starving, we’ll even eat spoiled food. When the Russians were exiled to Siberia, a cockroach was like a Thanksgiving Turkey, that’s how scarce real food was.
So what can we learn from today’s wisdom? That we should spend our resources frivolously when the sun is shining, because we never know when dark days may come and then suddenly every penny counts. When those hungry times arrive, we don’t want to be regretting how foolish we were when we were fully stocked only to now have empty shelves because we acted foolish with our money and resources.