Proverbs 26: 13-16 …..Laziness

13. The sluggard says, “There is a lion in the road!
There is a lion in the streets!”
14. As a door turns on its hinges,
so does a sluggard on his bed.
15. The sluggard buries his hand in the dish;
it wears him out to bring it back to his mouth.
16. The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes
than seven men who can answer sensibly.

Comment: Close your eyes and see if you get the same picture that I do. Here is a man who

  • Uses any excuse to not go out and work – even in Australia he fears the lion outside his door!
  • He keeps rolling around on his bed to be comfortable and to avoid getting up!
  • When his food is laid before him he can get his hand with fork or spoon in it down to the plate but he’s too lazy to lift it to his mouth!
  • And when and if he is in a discussion he feels himself the wisest of the group!

Nice imagery Solomon. Thanks for the picture!

Prayer: Thank you for lessons of what I shouldn’t be.

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