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, March 21, 2012

Deadly Desire

(Proverbs 21:25 KJV)  The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.

How can “desire” (8378) “killeth” (put to death NASB) (4191) us?  Sometimes we are doomed by a life of shortcuts.  The sluggard” (6102) is a recurring theme in Proverbs.  There are repeated warnings given.  When you always take the easy path you end up slowly destroying yourself.  Think of applications:  Lack of exercise, fast food, drinking because everyone else is drinking, driving too fast because you are late, ignoring danger signs in your children.  One time does not a life of dissipation make.  Sloth is a pattern, not a mistake.

More important, when you always take the easy path you end up going through the wide gate that Jesus talked about, the one that leads to destruction.  Sloth ultimately leads to Hell.

So?  Wake up and stop smelling the roses.  Get out and hoe the corn.  Apply yourself.  The life you save may be your own.  The example you set may get your children to make the right choices.

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