What is one anyway? Here’s the dictionary definition: “A lazy, sluggish person”
What the Bible has to say about this kind of person was a part of my Bible reading today was much more descriptive and graphic… The writer of Proverbs said, “I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of a man lacking sense, and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down. Then I saw and considered it; I looked and received instruction. A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man!” (Proverbs 24:30–34 ESV)
My dad was certainly NOT a sluggard – strong work ethic, industrious, faithful, godly and motivated! I thought about him as I wrote this reflection in the margin of my Bible today – a recommendation for daily living that avoids “sluggardom”…
“Get up… Get dressed… Get your Bible and have devotions… Go to work… Get something productive done… Honor God in everything… Go home… Go to bed… Get some sleep… And repeat.”
It was my dad’s daily cycle… I’ve adopted it… especially the part about honoring God in everything!