The sluggard says, “There is a lion in the road! A lion is in the open square” Proverbs 26:13 NASB
What is a sluggard? A sluggard as a layabout, do-nothing, idler, loafer, lounger, good-for-nothing, shirker, underachiever; informal slacker, lazybones, bum, couch potato. That’s what the dictionary says. But today’s proverb gives a picture of what goes on in the mind of a sluggard… Excuses!!!
A sluggard looks for an excuse to stay on the couch … or in the bed! “I can’t leave the house today because there is a lion on the road to work! And… even if I did make it to town… there is another lion in the square!” Really???
Another Proverb describes the lessons that can be learned from simply passing by the sluggards house...
I passed by the field of the sluggard… And by the vineyard of the man lacking sense,
And behold, it was completely overgrown with thistles; Its surface was covered with nettles, And its stone wall was broken down.
When I saw, I reflected upon it; I looked, and received instruction.
“ A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest,”
Then your poverty will come as a robber And your want like an armed man. Prov. 24:30
There is more I could say about being a sluggard… but… Its time to get up and go to work!