Looking well to thy herds.

Looking Well to thy Herds

(Proverbs 27:23-27) 

The passage for this lesson is a unique passage and it is often used for pastors in regards to tending to their churches. But if we look at it carefully there is a lot everyone can get out of this passage. There is a lot about business and life in general that could be gained by practicing this Proverb.

Quick Outline for the Passage :

1)  Look well to your herd (verse 23)

  • We have to consider what is in our care and be faithful stewards of what God has given us (1 Corinthians 4:2 ; Luke 12:48)

2)  Riches are not forever (verse 24)

  • The reason we must consider what is in our care is because it will not always be in our care. (Proverbs 27:1 ; James 4:13-14)

3)  The hay appeareth (verse 25)

  • There is a proper time for everything and if we are trying to do the wrong thing at the wrong time we can really waste valuable time and effort. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)

4)  The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field (verse 26)

  • There must be balance in all things (1 Corinthians 9:24-27)

5)  And thou shalt  have goats milk enough for thy food (verse 27)

  • Here we see the result of all of the above steps.

How can we achieve the results of verse 27 in our life?

1)  Put everything in God’s hand (James 4:13-14)

  • We must realize that everything we have comes from God and we should strive to look well to what he has given us (James 1:17)

2)  Look well to your herd (Proverbs 27:23)

  • To do this we must consider what we have, consider the value of what we have and consider life without what we have.
  • If these are done we would be much more diligent in looking well to our herds.

3)  Work for the Day but plan for tomorrow (Proverbs 27:25-26)

  • To be a success in life we must have a plan. We must think toward the future in every action that we take.


Looking Well to thy Herds (Proverbs 27:23-27)


1)  What is this passage normally used for and what are some other ways that we can use it?


2)  Give a simple outline from the passage.


3)  How can we have the results of verse 27 in our life?