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Are You As Stubborn As An Ox?
July 20, 2012
- Stubborn Wise As An Ox?

Wisdom Of The Ox
Salt & Light Volume IV, Issue 29 by D. Scott Prindle

"Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; but much increase comes by the strength of an ox." (Proverbs 14:4) oxen

Living in Idaho has given us the opportunity to see the Oregon Trail ruts left by the pioneers who came to settle the West.

They wanted a better life and went through "hell" to get it. Many didn't make it.

We are here today because of them and the ox.

Dirty Stalls
Doing business is messy! If you want to stay clean and smelling good, then bury your dreams in concrete and don't bother to plan for or otherwise think about growing a business.

Of course, you'll have other consequences to deal with like poverty, depression, emptiness, and lack of purpose to name a few.

There is this myth that Jesus came to take away all your problems and make life easy. Have you forgotten Jesus' words, "In the world you will have tribulation..." (John 16:33)?

You will have plenty of "messes" to clean up. The more the better if you get the meaning of the Proverb. One ox makes one mess. Many oxen make many messes! But their strength multiplies your increase.

Kingdom Peace
In business the more people producing in an organization the more income potential there is. Did you know that we people can be messy too? Oh yeah. We come with all kinds of stink.

In fact, it can get pretty messy on the road to success. Your tendency at times is to get rid of the mess by eliminating the oxen. But remember, people are the most valuable part of life.

What Jesus also said is this; "in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)

Is this Good News? For a Christian it is, because "To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne..."(Revelation 3:21)

How much dung are you willing to deal with to overcome your challenges? Is it worth the reward of a king- a seat on the throne in the kingdom of God?

You bet!

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