“In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.”- Proverbs 21:20
Perhaps because we live in a land where food is just a short drive away, with everything readily available at our local grocery store, that we forget the wisdom of storing food. Most of us rarely prepare for hard times or disasters. I believe this is a time when the Spirit is telling many to prepare, to store food, to save, to set aside something when they can.
Gardening and canning are not for everyone, but each of us can do something. Buy two when it goes on sale, clear out a closet and put a little bit back, purchase some freeze-dried food for use in an emergency. It will add up week by week, and a year from now, your house will have a nice closet full of food. About a year ago, I cleaned out a closet and began putting back a can here and there of what we ate regularly. Then I started purchasing freeze dried food with a long shelf life. It was the beginning of a new way of life for me, the beginning of preparing our house with stores of choice food and oil. I can now see the wisdom in the old ways, of having a well stocked pantry. There is peace in knowing that God has provided for your family, and you have done your best to prepare for the storm.
How do you store food, or is this something you would like to begin to do?
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