(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?