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Maintenance is a very important activity. To “maintain” something is, “to preserve it from failure or decline; to sustain it against opposition or danger; to uphold and defend.” But because maintenance involves work it’s often avoided. Many people would rather go for “low-maintenance living.” We like low maintenance homes, low maintenance cars, low maintenance jobs, and low maintenance relationships. The less maintenance the better!
Lack of maintenance comes at a cost. It’s the “pay now or pay later” principle. When we neglect maintenance, we pay through problems, pain
Great blessings come when we are maintenance-minded people in all areas of life. God calls us to live this way in Proverbs 27:18 (NIV) “He who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit …” Notice that the rewards of enjoying the fruit of a tree
What areas of your life, your marriage, your work, your health — your life — are suffering from a lack of maintenance? Start tending the “tree” and you’ll enjoy some fresh, new fruit!