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, March 20, 2022

Plow or Please

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

Only one type of person is mentioned here but the inverse is obvious.  The guy mentioned here is too lazy to go to work or even to do anything that might make him uncomfortable.  In this example he has waited until “autumn” (2779) which can mean winter and the KJV calls “cold”.  Is this sloth or procrastination or both?  Then he seems to expect someone else to donate to his cause.

This is what we see when we pass someone begging outside a door that has a “help wanted” sign.  This is the “hungry” living in a town that can’t find enough people willing to work so that they can open for business.

So?  First, start with ourselves.  Are we willing to stand on our own two feet and do our part?  I hope that is a rhetorical question.  Second, be honest in evaluating why the other person wants a handout.  It could be a genuine need.  It also could be the results of sloth. 

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