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, March 25, 2016

Sloth and the Enemy

(Proverbs 25:21 KJV)  If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

As I was reading this my mind went back to another word that has been coming up in my recent reading of proverbs:  Sloth.  Here we are told that there is a basic minimum that is expected of us in regard to our “enemy” (8130).  Does it say the same thing anywhere for the lazy? 

Think of those to whom we are expected to extend the love of Christ.  We have the poor, weak and sick.  We have orphans and widows.  We have foreigners and strangers.  This adds enemies to the list.  The same does not seem to be true for those with a sense of entitlement.

So?  Be a steward of your resources.  Extend kindness and courtesy to all but don’t be too concerned about the person who will not get up to go to work or expects something for nothing. 

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