[CF Devotionals] 2006-09-23 - Sluggard

Hey My Friends,

What identifies a sluggard? A dictionary definition may be define it like this: Sluggard - one who is habitually lazy or slow. Here are scriptures in God's Word, which define a Sluggard.

Go to an ant, you sluggard, consider it's ways, and be wise. It has no commander, no overseer, or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. Proverbs 6:6-8

The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied. Proverbs 13:4

The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway. Proverbs 15:19

The sluggard says, there is a lion outside or I will be murdered in the streets. Proverbs 22:13

I went past the fields of a sluggard and past the vineyard of the man who lacks judgement. Thorns have come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins. I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw. A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest and poverty will come on you like a bandit scarcity, like an armed man. Proverbs 24:30-34

As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed, the sluggard buries his hands in a dish, he is to lazy to bring it back to his mouth. The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer discreetly. Proverbs 24:14-16

Think about all of this, and then ask yourself if you might be a sluggard in any way. Pray and ask God to help you to be more conformed to the image of Christ in those areas of your life which you identify.

In Christ,
Rob

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