“27 You shall have enough goats’ milk for your food, For the food of your household, And the nourishment of your maidservants.”
I’ve read the Bible a few times in my life.
First, as a Catholic child in grade school, we read the Bible in “Religion” class once a week.
Years later as a curious young adult, I bought and read a King James Bible cover to cover. I remember being fascinated by its writing and the incredible stories described by the various authors.
Over a decade went by until I read the Bible again, this time as a new believer. And, I am glad to say I’ve not only read my Bibles since, I’ve invested countless hours in studying God’s word.
Yet, until just a few days ago, I can’t remember ever reading anything about goat milk.
What’s interesting about goat milk is, on our Florida homestead, we’ve been pumping it daily from our goat nannies for over 5 years.
From the abundance of the fresh milk, we’ve made goat milk soap and lotion, goat cheese, yogurt and even ice cream. Of course, we also drink the succulent milk which is known to strengthen the immune system and is also a great source of DHEA fat, an essential building block in brain function.
Since we started milking our goats, we’ve generated a steady flow of additional income from selling and trading our goat milk products.
God provided the money we needed to rent property and to buy the goats, the feed, hay, shelter and water. He gave me insight to build a milking stand and a pump. He provided help in the way of my hard working wife and four dedicated daughters.
Why is goat milk important?
In God’s word, goat milk symbolizes labor.
If you’ve ever pumped milk out of a goat, you understand why God uses goat milk as a symbol of hard work.
Goats kick. Goats are elusive, and they’re hard headed creatures. Goats are very smart, smarter than cats and dogs by double digit IQ points.
So you see, milking a goat nanny starts way before she’s ready to give milk.
Fact is, it takes a lot of work to get a quart of milk from a goat. But the resulting creamy liquid is simply divine. Likely, it is through hard work that believers are blessed.
In this proverb, God simply uses goat milking as a symbol, a channel by which those who work are rewarded for their efforts.
Work a little, get a little.
Work a lot, and He will bless you in abundance far beyond your own measure.
“23 In all labor there is profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. “
God’s message is clear when He teaches us that labor is at the root of prosperity. And God does want His children to prosper!
That’s prosper through hard work, not simply by faith on its own, or through prayer alone.
The Lord rewards those who bring Him glory and honor with their lives. The rewards are poured out either here on Earth or in Heaven, or if you’re in His favor, in both places.
That’s really up to the One in charge… 🙂
Our job is simple: Complete the work God gives us to do, for His glory and if it’s His will, our own prosperity!
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We thank you for your presence in our lives,
We praise you Lord for the wisdom found through Proverbs,
And we ask you Lord to help us find joy in your perfect plan.
Allow us to praise and love each other through faith in you Jesus,
Shield us from evil through your Word, salvation and prayer,
Guide us to abide by the truth as we spread the good news to one and all,
And lead the lost to You.
God we pray that you will continue to bless us,
To bless our lives and fill us with hope.
We ask you Lord to guide our footsteps and lead us to the way everlasting,
Through faith in you Lord we seek salvation and our place with you in Heaven
According to your ways, your everlasting wisdom and strength.
May your will be done, here on Earth and through the vast Universe,
May our hearts be filled with your everlasting love and grace.
Praises to You God, Amen!
This message was written by Daniel St.Pierre