No Sluggards

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Proverbs 6:6-11; 20:4; 24:30-34

The word "sluggard" doesn't bring a pretty visual to my mind. Plus, it sounds awful. But the Bible uses that term numerous times referring to people who are lazy. Definitely food for thought.

So what did you learn from Proverbs about being lazy? How do we combat giving in to an attitude of laziness and keep it from becoming our norm? Tami W.

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Having read the PDF for today's Back To The Bible lesson, I appreciated what Dr. Krill had to say at the end; that the truly lazy are those who leave those things of the utmost eternal value and significance undone. This serves to put the discussion in its proper perspective, with the emphasis where it should be: on the things of God. It reminded me of another statement I'd read in a book, that Jesus is more concerned with cluttered souls than cluttered closets.

In the end, if we're giving proper attention to those things that are of greatest imporance (seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness), everything else is going to fall into its proper place.

Proper Perspective, Seek 1st the Kingdom of God.
32 Then I saw and considered it; I looked and received instruction. 33 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, 34 and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.
Out of our hearts comes the words we speak.
There are those who have nothing to do with The Church, other than to go and be fed.
Like one who chooses to live on the street and beg for street corner handouts, they want food, but are unwilling to help get, prepare or provide it for any others.

Make no mistake, attacks on Christian Liberties fully intend to go far beyond denial of ones rights to even speak of Jesus or Godly ordained morality.
They intend far worse.

They will have No Lord over them, and The Bible is Clear in its declaration on One God over All.

Grace and Peace, until Judgment Day

By keeping God first we then can priortize everything else. This allows us to be honest with ourselves. When we are lazy we rely on others to get the job done this is not honorable and we should feel guilt for our inactions. Proverb 20:4 says it well.That is what is wrong with our world today we don't put God first and the result of this couldn't be more obvious.

God's timing is perfect for this message! I'm suddenly without a job as of 1 week ago. The person I worked for had emergency surgery and won't be able to be in the office for an unknown amount of time. (I'm in the healthcare field). I'm usually a very organized person, but with lots of time on my hands... not so much. It will be an adjustment, but I know GOD won't let me become a sluggard!

The root cause of the problems in our country now.

What a great blessing, one that words can not truly express, to have our heavenly Father to guide us & love us. I read in Stormie Omartian's book that having a proper fear of God is of course a great respect & adoration for Him, but also fear of what life would be like with out Him. I know what life is like with out Him. I won't go back. He is what keeps me going in all things. Those closet to me don't realize the great work that he has called us to do even as a simple house wife as I am. I do not recieve much encouragement. I have only to rely on myself & my God in doing His work. It is difficult, but He is here for me. I love Steven Curtis Chapman's song, "Do Everything You Do To The Glory Of The One Who Made You, Jesus.!" That's what our focus should always be. Reminders are always good. Thanks for this one.

there's a verse in the New Testament that goes something like this,
"If a man does not work he should not eat." If the church were doing what it's been call to do than this country should have never put together a welfare system. I feel very strong that the church is not doing what God has ask it to do. We has a church should be helping the poor and those in need and we don't. Most of the time we don't even help those who are in our own flock. We has a church have become like the world, greedy.

Dawn- I prayed for you this morning that our dear Lord would fill you with encouragement.

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