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.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Attitude Shows

(Proverbs 12:24 KJV)  The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.

God expects all of us to work.  Those who refuse will become “forced labor” (4522).  Today this speaks to me about the attitude we take to our place of employment.  We all joke about slaving for the master, unless we happen to work for ourselves, then it is for the tax man.  Humor is acceptable, attitude is not.  This word has the idea of the chain gangs that used to dot the country.  Criminals were chained together and driven to work hard.  Slavery is the same idea.  One of the euphemisms for slavery is “involuntary servitude.”  One reason why slavery is not very productive is because of the lack of motivation.

So?  What is your attitude?  Please don’t look at mine, I am not sure I am a good example for you.  I should be.  I will be.  We may not be able to pick our job but we can pick our attitude. 

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