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.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Quick Cure for Sloths

(Pro 6:6 KJV) Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

What is the cure for a “sluggard” (6102)?  I guess the first thing is to want to be cured which requires acknowledging your condition.  That is the same problem with salvation.  Before you can repent and trust Jesus as your Savior you need to know you are a lost sinner.  But lets assume you know your are a bit lazy.  How do you get over it.

The clue we are given is to “observe” (7200).  Do a little research.  Look around.  Find someone who is obviously not guilty of your weakness and watch.  Pay attention.  We have a tendency to want the quick fix.  Growth often takes time, or should I say “usually”.  While I know of people who have been instantly set free from addictions, most people are forced to go through withdrawal and discipline.  The cure for sloth is not easy, which is a double whammy.

So?  After you see the need for improvement start getting your mind in gear for the change that must come. 

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