[CF Devotionals] 2015-06-16 - Sluggards

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Hey My Friends,

What identifies a sluggard? A dictionary definition may 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 (ASV)

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

The sluggard says, “There’s a lion outside!
I’ll be killed in the public square!” Proverbs 22:13 (NIV)

  1. I went past the field of a sluggard,
    past the vineyard of someone who has no sense;
  2. thorns had come up everywhere,
    the ground was covered with weeds,
    and the stone wall was in ruins.
  3. I applied my heart to what I observed
    and learned a lesson from what I saw:
  4. A little sleep, a little slumber,
    a little folding of the hands to rest–
  5. and poverty will come on you like a thief
    and scarcity like an armed man.
    Proverbs 24:30-34 (NIV)

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 (NIV)

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,

[email rob] CFDRobW@aol.com

I want my life to be for the glory of God in Christ Jesus

All scripture references are from the KJV (King James Version) unless otherwise noted.

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