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Bride of Christ

Get up and go to work!

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!

pastor John