(Pro 24:30 KJV) I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
Yesterday we saw Proverbs warning against too much stressing after wealth. Today we see the other side of the problem coming up, too little stressing. The NASB uses “sluggard” (6102) for the KJV’s “slothful”. I like both words. There are some people who are given all the tools to provide for their needs. I don’t know how many kids I used to see in school like this. They had good looks and physical ability. Socially they got along well. Their parents had enough money to buy them decent clothes and piles of supplies. With all that, they would never bring their book and always borrow paper and pencil. Even then they would do little or nothing and still expect to pass and participate in sports.
God is not a public school teacher. For many of us that is a tragedy. It means that the holiness of God will be expressed in wrath. For those who respond it means His holiness comes out in the sacrifice of the Perfect Lamb and our salvation through trusting in Him.
So? Don’t sloth out on Him. He gave it all for you.