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, January 18, 2015

Taking Up the Slack

(Proverbs 18:9 KJV)  He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

Being “slothful” (slack NASB) (7503) is a sin.  The word itself is not the issue.  Again it has to do with context and application.  For instance there is the well know and often quoted verse,
(Psalms 46:10 KJV)  Be still {7503}, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
That means we are to quit agitating in our own strength and trust God.  In this verse it is referring to the way in which we do our jobs.  By “work” (4399) Solomon is talking about the tasks that are assigned to us that are not leisure or entertainment.  For a man it usually is understood to refer to the place of employment.  It should also include being a husband and father.  It should involve activities at church.  For mothers their primary work is being a mother.  I don’t care what the culture is saying about your career.  For young people it could be their school work.

So?  Don’t be lazy.  Do what God has given you to do.  Stay out of the realm of sloth. 

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