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Proverbs 22:13 NIV

By January 22, 2023No Comments

“The sluggard says, “There’s a lion outside! I’ll be killed in the public square!””

This is what separates the diligent from the lazy. A little difficulty is all it takes for some people to give up and quit while those who don’t have any quit in them see difficulties as a challenge to conquer. I love those leaders, and I call them leaders because this is a common trait in them. They almost enjoy being told it can’t be done. They recognize that if God has called them to do something He will enable it to happen. Ok, so a lion at the door would be a big deal and a pretty solid excuse. However the reader of the time would know that lions were in the countryside not the streets of town. Solomon is showing the degree of exaggeration the lazy will go to to avoid hard work. It has often been noted that if those trying to avoid work would put the same effort to do their tasks as they did to avoid them they would find it fulfilling. This excuse was understood by the reader of the time as absurd. Todays lazy follower of God also tends to use absurd excuses for not living out their relationship with God. Today work diligently. #BeTheEdge

“You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.”Psalms‬ ‭128‬:‭2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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