Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
Today’s proverb tells us that where there is no work being done things are clean. It also tells us that we need to rely on others who strength may be greater than ours on the task we are performing.
You can look at me and my wife as an example. She is very smart and well educated. She had a job when I met her that could have supported us both without me working. Yes she could make it on her own but, who would open jars with tight lids for her? Ha ha.
Oxen are animals of great strength. Many people owe the lives because oxen could till the ground on a greater scale than people could and could produce more food to feed the masses. We need to lean on the people of great strength from time to time. The strength may come from a group of people. Two is one and one is none comes to mind. We get more done when there is more than one.
On the spiritual side of things, we need to give our problems to the Omnipotent one. We should just stay busy and not worry so much. When we have problems in life we should pray and give it up to the Alpha and Omega. Then plan based on our prayer and start executing the plan. Remember faith without works is dead.
“The shape and solutions of the future rely totally on the collective effort of people working together. We are all an integral part of the web of life.” — Jacque Fresco