Don’t be Lazy

Daily "Words of Wisdom" from Apply

I passed along by the field of the lazy individual, and by the vineyard of the man in need of heart. And, look! all of it produced weeds. Nettles covered its very surface, and its stone wall itself had been torn down. So I proceeded to behold, I myself; I began taking [it] to heart; I saw, I took the discipline: A little sleeping, a little slumbering, a little folding of the hands to lie down, and as a highwayman your poverty will certainly come and your neediness as an armed man(Proverbs 24:30-34).  

God’s wisdom is so wonderfully simple in today’s scripture: If you are lazy, your fields will be full of weeds and you will soon be living in poverty. Not many of us are farmers, but we all can understand the principles at work in today’s proverb.

Although life is a huge gift and meant to be enjoyed, there are always things to do.  Clean your house, clean your neighbor’s house, refine your budget, love your neighbor, do more bible study, cook for a friend, write a card, visit someone sick… If you spend too much time in front of the television or playing video games or announcing how awesome you are on Facebook then you are going to neglect the way more important matters and will soon be in spiritual, if not literal, poverty.