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.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Hater of Work

(Pro 26:13 KJV)  The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.

Here we begin a series of verses dealing with the “slothful” (sluggard NASB) (6102).  It is interesting the two words chosen to translate the Hebrew in the KJV and NASB.  I like them both because I hate them both.  Of the translations I have on my computer the only real variance is the Bible in Basic English which says, “hater of work.”  I am not a big fan of work but I point out to people I got up every morning for almost 30 years to get to a job I felt was pointless.  What I really hate is work that is a waste of time.  If you have been in the military you know the meaning of wasted work.  The old stereotype comment is, “Dig a hole.  Fill it up.  Dig it again.”  That is not far from the truth.

So?  That being said I am reminded that I need to take my thumb and put it in my back.  Don’t expect me to push you until I develop a pattern of getting with it.

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