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.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

The Art of Procrastination

(Pro 6:4 KJV) Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.

This verse can be summed up in one word:  Now.  You may be one of those people who doesn’t understand the art of procrastination.  I hear there are people like that.  They plan ahead and get an early start on everything.  When in school they always had their assignments done early.  On the church board they brought in a report a month early.  They are the kind of people that many of us learn to avoid.  There are many personality types but I think that God wants us to learn to be like these people when it is important.

The situation in the previous verses is important.  It comes from sinful financial practices.  Yes, I said sinful.  When we are told not to do something and we do it anyway, it is a sin.  What Solomon is saying is that when the Holy Spirit finally makes you aware of your disobedience, do something about it, now.

So?  Sin is like a dirty splinter that gets under your skin.  The longer you wait the more damage it can do.  Don’t go septic. 

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