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, March 26, 2015

Open and Shut Case

(Proverbs 26:14 KJV)  As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.

I really don’t have a clue to what Solomon is talking about here.  That probably makes this a great verse on which to base a sermon because you can make it say whatever you want.  In that spirit lets look at a door turning on its hinges.  That could mean going through repetitive actions that take no thought.  That would seem to be one characteristic of the “slothful” (sluggard NASB) (6102).

Being slothful means that you never put any energy into original thought or creative action.  You are nothing but a consumer.  You may work a job and pay our bills but you are content with letting others build society and make a difference.

So?  A stretch?  Maybe.  But God has called us out to be salt and light.  They make a difference.  We are to make a difference.

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