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.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Lazy Turns on a Hinge

(Proverbs 26:14 KJV)  As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.

Have you been there?  It may have been awhile.  This is talking about what I used to do as a teenager and young adult.  I used to stay out late, sometimes all night, and then want to sleep all day.  Sometimes it was just a matter of not wanting to get up to face the day.  I think the latest for me was 2:00 P.M.  At those times I was a sluggard.  I made it through but I did not please God by my actions.  I was sinning by my sloth.

We all have times when sleep eludes us.  Sometimes I can figure it out.  Many years I have a hard time sleeping the night before school begins in the fall.  Sometimes I took a nap when I did not need it.  Other times I can’t figure it out.  These times happen.

Try an experiment.  On nights when you can’t sleep, get up and exercise your spiritual muscles a little bit.  This could be Bible reading, prayer or some type of study.  Eventually your mind will quiet and you may be able to sleep.

Or act like a door on a windy day.

So?  Sloth is lazy.  Lazy is sin.  That is not the same as insomnia. 

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