"Know the state of your flocks,
and put your heart into caring for your herds,
for riches don't last forever,
and the crown might not be passed to the next generation.
After the hay is harvested and the new crop appears
and the mountain grasses are gathered in,
your sheep will provide wool for clothing,
and your goats will provide the price of a field.
And you will have enough goats' milk for yourself,
your family, and your servant girls."
Who or what is your "flock," the source of your wealth? Is it your skills, the people you know, or your knowledge? Whatever it is, tend it well. Keep adding to it. Realize that external events such as economics and politics will change, but you will be protected from the vagaries of outside changes if you have a solid source of provision. Note also that your attention to your source of wealth affects your family and others who depend on you. Know the state of your flocks, and tend them well—with heart!