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, December 20, 2019

Lazy or Not

(Pro 20:4 KJV) The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

I think there are times when we think of people as being “sluggards” (6102) when it is really just a matter of ignorance.  I am not a farmer, nor am I the son of farmers.  I don’t even know any farmers.  It would never occur to me to “plow” (2790a) after the harvest.  Before I plant maybe, but why after I bring in the grain?

With a little research it turns out that there are many potential benefits to plowing in the fall as well as controversy about the matter.  It would seem in Israel it was consider a “must do”.  Would you know that if you were a city boy? 

So?  We sometimes jump to conclusions about people who don’t do things the way we do.  It could be that they don’t know.  It could be that we are wrong.  I need to make sure of my motivation.  It better not be “Why take down the Christmas lights?  I will only need to put them up again next year.” 


Gorges Smythe said...

I'll go you one better. Why put those lights up in the first place if you're just going to take them down again? - lol

Pumice said...

I will let you try that one first. If you survive, let me know.

Grace and peace