Sunday Prepper Bible Study- Prepping in The Bible
The Bible is filled with practical wisdom and great examples of preparedness. It is full of real adventures where God has guided His followers to prepare for disasters and examples of His grace miraculously providing for them in tough situations.
The book of Proverbs has lots of great advice on prepping. Proverbs was written by King Solomon who is said to have been the wisest man who ever lived. When asked by God what he desired most, rather than riches or a long life, Solomon asked for wisdom to be a good leader over the nation of Israel. God was so impressed with Solomon’s request, He granted him the wisdom he had asked for and also fame and fortune. What a blessing it would be for our country to have a leader like King Solomon who would seek wisdom from God to lead us. You can read the account of Solomon’s request in The Bible, in I Kings 3.
Proverbs 21:20 says: ” In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil; but the foolish man devours all he has”. this verse is deep. It speaks to the overall wisdom of prepping. The idea of having something more in your pantry than what you need for the next two days is very clear. Solomon recommends having “stores” of food. That is plural. There is no specific number of months worth of food mentioned , but I would say, do what you can. One month is wiser than one week. Two months is wiser than one. If you have the space, a years worth of food storage that won’t go bad is better than 6 months.
The Bible contrasts this wisdom with the foolishness of those who consume everything they get their hands on. Our easy credit society has seen the consequences of this mentality as many people borrowed what they could never repay. This borrowing created the housing collapse which was the first domino of the crisis we are still experiencing. Not only do we consume all we have, we have went beyond that and, through credit, consume our resources for tomorrow.
The easy lesson from The Bible in this verse from Proverbs is to live below your means. Reduce your level of consumption so you will have something for a rainy day. Many say The Bible is an antiquated book that has no relevance to our present times. Never has this principle been more applicable than for today. The storm clouds are still brewing and the future will not be kind to the unprepared.
If you are new to prepping or would like to learn more about how to prepare for tomorrow, please read our 7 Step Preparedness Plan. The most important prep of all is knowing GOD. Jesus said “what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world yet loses his own soul?” Prepper translation: “What good will it do you to survive the coming economic collapse, nuclear war or even a zombie apocalypse if you don’t know you will go to heaven when you die.” A recent study found that 10 out of 10 people die! On that day we will meet our Maker. It only makes sense to be prepared for that day. Click here to learn more about knowing GOD.
Have a blessed week and happy prepping!