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, September 26, 2012


(Proverbs 26:15 KJV)  The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.

How we hate the picture of the “sluggard” (6102).  It is not politically correct to use such a term, but then the Bible has never been PC.  Recently one of the kids at school called this group “bums.”  I have not heard that term in a long time.  After jokingly giving her a hard time about her choice of words, I had to agree with her.

Some people are lazy.  Some people are shiftless.  They are quite happy to live off the labor of others, have others pick up after them, contribute nothing and take whatever they can.  In a word, they are “sluggards,” or, as the KJV states it, “slothful” with full apologies to the real sloths.

I think it is inferred that sluggards are not pleasing to God. 

So?  Don’t be a sluggard. 


Gorges Smythe said...

I used to be a hard worker, but I was poor, so I got no respect. Finally, I gave up self-employment and went to work at a factory. It wasn't nearly nearly as hard as logging and sawmilling but it paid more, so, I was suddenly respectable. As I got seniority in the union, I was able to bid on easier jobs that paid even more. Had my job not gone to China after twelve years, I might have gotten settled into a job where I made even more money for doing almost nothing, and have become an outright pillar of the community! Sadly, I'm now a lowly telemarketer making very little money, so I'm pond-scum again in the eyes of my loving neighbors and fellow Christians. Funny how God seems to be the only one to value hard work.

Pumice said...

God, and His people, seem to be the only ones that value a lot of things today.

Grace and peace.