Day 242: Four Intolerables

Proverbs 30:21

Three things are too much for even the earth to bear,
yes, four things shake its foundations—
when the janitor becomes the boss,
when a fool gets rich,
when a whore is voted “woman of the year,”
when a “girlfriend” replaces a faithful wife.


The earth trembles in frustration – groaning against the sin of mankind.

There is a kinetic relationship between Man and the Earth. That is a biblical truth. The connection is based upon the sin of man. Yes, we are to be good stewards of the earth. We should be excellent cultivators of the land. We should steward the resources that are on deposit within the earth. Our footprint should be a blessing and not a curse upon the land.

Here are four intolerable which cause the land to shake in frustration:

  1. When a janitor becomes a boss. This is not speaking against the man who diligently works his way through the ranks. This is speaking of the man who has no experience or proven competence and is made the leader of great responsibility. Unproven and untested promotion is a disaster.
  2. When a fool gets rich. Nothing is more disgusting than a self-confident fool getting money in his hands. He will use money for evil and elaborate stupidity.
  3. When a whore is voted “woman of the year.” Celebrating brazen women is a scourge on society. It mocks the women who are quiet, dedicated, nurturing, and godly women. Never elevate a woman who makes her fame by laying down.
  4. When a “girlfriend” replaces a faithful wife. The earth bursts into confusion when a man turns his affection away from a devoted wife for a cheap relationship – one without sacrifice and dedication.


The earth is groaning as in pains of childbirth awaiting the sons of God to be revealed. Share on X

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