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.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Creative Couch Potatoes

(Proverbs 26:13 KJV)  The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.

We see here some hints of the lazy character.  First, The lazy man builds his life on rumor and fear.  I think it can be assumed that there is no lion.  This couch potato has simply heard rumors of a lion or remembers a time when there was a lion and the mere thought of the possibility fills him with dread; and gives him excuses.

Second, the lazy man can be very creative.  How many of us would think of this one.  “I can’t mow the lawn because there is a lion in the back yard.”  “I can’t clean the garage because there is a bear and her cubs hiding in the boxes.” 

So?  Do we make excuses?  I am not overcome by fear but simple dread can cause me to put things off.  And I can be very creative in my logic.  Am I the only one? 

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