The Way of Wisdom: Proverbs 24:23-34

Read: Proverbs 24:23-34

I walked by the field of a lazy person,
the vineyard of one with no common sense.
 I saw that it was overgrown with nettles.
It was covered with weeds,
and its walls were broken down.
 Then, as I looked and thought about it,
I learned this lesson:
A little extra sleep, a little more slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest—
then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit;
scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.

Proverbs 24:20-24

Laziness is not rest.

It does not refresh or prepare for work, it only makes way for more laziness.  It is a compounding problem. A little extra sleep and you wake up to a little more work… so you sleep a little more before beginning… and again upon waking, the work has grown.

This cycle continues and one day you are shocked to wake up to more work than imaginable. Overwhelmed, you justify that there is no way one person could or should handle this amount of work, so the only answer is a little more sleep…

Lord, do not let me deceive myself when it comes to rest vs. laziness. Wake me up to the truth about me.

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