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.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Who, Me?

(Pro 26:14 KJV)  As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.

I am afraid that this morning I identified as “slothful” (sluggard NASB) (6102).  I kept waking up.  I kept being uncomfortable.  Aches and pains are part of getting older and the best cure is to get up and start moving.  But I still laid there.  I did not want to get up and move.  I had no deadlines.  There was no hurry.  So I laid there and wasted time.

I wonder if one of the issues with sluggards is that they have nothing calling them to make a difference.  I had the call of worship, but what about after that.  My rational was that I could get up later and get everything done I needed to do.  The issue is that my sloth tends to cut down on the options that God can offer me later in the day.  It is like the kid who can’t go to the movies with his friends because he still has the dishes to do.

So?  One important issue in getting on with what needs to be done is in the area of keeping options open for the future.  Something I need to think about.

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