Book of Sluggards

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Daily Reading: Jeremiah 49:23-50:46, Titus 1:1-16, Psalm 97:1-98:9, Proverbs 26:13-16

Daily Verse:The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who can answer sensibly.” Prov. 26:16

Book of Sluggards.

Proverbs 26:13-16, referred to as the Book of Sluggards, exemplifies how lazy people use absurd excuses to get out of work. Lacking self-awareness, lazy people don’t consider themselves lazy, calling themselves realists, not shirkers.

Lazy people can find an excuse for anything. They consider their opinion superior and so don’t listen to sensible advice. Morning doesn’t work for sluggards because they dislike getting up. If lazy people don’t do anything, they won’t get hustled.

Like the parable of talents (Matthew 25:14-30), when the master leaves money to each trusted servant, the lazy servant does nothing. As a result, the man who made the most money for his master also got the sluggard’s talent.

People who want to do something will find a way; sluggards find an excuse—forcing someone to do something they don’t want to do wastes your time. Lazy people will reap what they sew, just like the hard-working person.

Lord, forgive our laziness. Motivate us to work hard and serve You well. Give us the tools we need to accomplish the tasks You give us. Don’t let us miss anything You have for us. IJNIP. Amen

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