Haste Makes Waste Explained


Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day for November 5, 2019 is: posthaste • \POHST-HAYST\  • adverb : with all possible speed Examples: “You must leave posthaste,”

Learning to read between the “lines of rhyme” is especially essential when synthesizing scripture and words of wisdom. Scripture was not designed to entertain, its sole purpose:

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, So that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

Proverbs 12:2 teaches us about the dangers of going off half-cocked. Modern-day examples of such can be compared to going into to battle without the appropriate combat gear, or enthusiastically and with authority speaking about things you have little knowledge of as though you do.

Most adults can probably easily relate to the latter. Big egos coupled with small minds characterize the substance of people who always seem eager to lend advice, perceived wisdom, or misguided direction.

Their haste always leads to waste, because what they have to offer falls short due to lack of preparation. Does this “MO” sound familiar? If so, perhaps it’s time to change your ways before the consequences of “haste” cause you to waste this precious thing called life.

One of the most rewarding gifts in life is “maturity” because it forces one to slow down, study situations before responding to them, while consulting with past experiences.

That said, of course there will always be people who act on impulse, and engage in haste riddled behavior, but the older they get “Father Time” unapologetically handicaps the ability to make hasty decisions. For many that is a saving grace.

Over the course of your life, “how much time, money, and love have you wasted doing things in haste?” If you’re honest the answer is probably too much! ~Ministerneecy ~

Psalm 12

1Better to be poor and honest
than to be dishonest and a fool.
2Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good;
haste makes mistakes.
3People ruin their lives by their own foolishness
and then are angry at the Lord.
4Wealth makes many “friends”;
poverty drives them all away.
5A false witness will not go unpunished,
nor will a liar escape.
6Many seek favors from a ruler;
everyone is the friend of a person who gives gifts!
7The relatives of the poor despise them;
how much more will their friends avoid them!
Though the poor plead with them,
their friends are gone.
8To acquire wisdom is to love yourself;
people who cherish understanding will prosper.
9A false witness will not go unpunished,
and a liar will be destroyed.
10It isn’t right for a fool to live in luxury
or for a slave to rule over princes!
11Sensible people control their temper;
they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.
12The king’s anger is like a lion’s roar,
but his favor is like dew on the grass.
13A foolish child is a calamity to a father;
a quarrelsome wife is as annoying as constant dripping.
14Fathers can give their sons an inheritance of houses and wealth,
but only the Lord can give an understanding wife.
15Lazy people sleep soundly,
but idleness leaves them hungry.
16Keep the commandments and keep your life;
despising them leads to death.
17If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord
and he will repay you!
18Discipline your children while there is hope.
Otherwise you will ruin their lives.
19Hot-tempered people must pay the penalty.
If you rescue them once, you will have to do it again.
20Get all the advice and instruction you can,
so you will be wise the rest of your life.
21You can make many plans,
but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.
22Loyalty makes a person attractive.
It is better to be poor than dishonest.
23Fear of the Lord leads to life,
bringing security and protection from harm.
24Lazy people take food in their hand
but don’t even lift it to their mouth.
25If you punish a mocker, the simpleminded will learn a lesson;
if you correct the wise, they will be all the wiser.
26Children who mistreat their father or chase away their mother
are an embarrassment and a public disgrace.
27If you stop listening to instruction, my child,
you will turn your back on knowledge.
28A corrupt witness makes a mockery of justice;
the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.
29Punishment is made for mockers,
and the backs of fools are made to be beaten.

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