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.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Work the Field You Own

(Proverbs 24:30 KJV)  I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;

One look and the traveler knew that the field belonged to the “slothful” (sluggard NASB) (6102).  Solomon goes into detail in the following verses but it strikes me that the lazy of the world are obvious if we are just willing to look.  It is obvious in different life styles.  In the back of my mind I have this picture that a “vineyard” (3754) is usually planted on ground that cannot be used for a regular “field” (7704). 

So we have a picture of a life that is on the flat productive ground and one on the thinner, sloped soil that requires more selective effort.  In both cases it is clear that work and effort are making the difference.

So?  Are you blaming your circumstances or are you making the most of your situation?  Perspective and attitude can make a difference in what you see.  How is the view today for you?  Try to look at the day through the eyes of faith.  It may be hard to grow wheat on the edge of a hill, but you don’t need to worry about swamps either. 

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