An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Is a Sloth Lazy or Just Slow?

(Proverbs 19:15 KJV)  Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

I don’t know if I like the “slothfulness” (6103) of the KJV or the “laziness” of the NASB.  One of the advantages of using the words from the KJV is that many modern people don’t understand them.  They have lazy vocabularies.

“Laziness” (6103) “casts” (5307) a wide net.  It must apply to many areas of our lives.  When it encompasses our spiritual and moral lives it puts us into a “deep sleep” (8639).  Some are content to stay that way.  The reasoning goes, “what I don’t know I can’t be responsible for.”  I have been there.  I figure if I don’t know the rules I won’t be accountable.

Doesn’t work.

We have all sinned and come short of the glory of God.  Does that sound familiar?  You might want to check out Romans 3:23.  When you are short of the glory, you still don’t measure up.  Which brings us to a verse you may not be as familiar with as Romans 3:23.
(Romans 10:14 KJV)  How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
Have you heard?  Then it doesn’t matter asking deep questions about the people who have never heard the gospel.  You have.  I have.  Claiming sloth won’t help.

So?  You may have covered this base.  Praise God.  If not, it is time to listen and act.  Have a glorious, redeemed day.

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