Sunday, June 14, 2015
Another Wise Proverb
6 Go watch the ants, you lazy person.
Watch what they do and be wise.
7 Ants have no commander,
no leader or ruler,
8 but they store up food in the summer
and gather their supplies at harvest.
9 How long will you lie there, you lazy person?
When will you get up from sleeping?
10 You sleep a little; you take a nap.
You fold your hands and lie down to rest.
11 So you will be as poor as if you had been robbed;
you will have as little as if you had been held up.
(Proverbs 6:6-11New Century Version)
Half of my front yard has been taken over with ants. The ground is mushy when you walk over it because it is solid ant homes. They are productive and I am lazy in my efforts to eradicate them. Reading this, I am indeed feeling pretty lazy. Those darn ants. I even took a nap yesterday, first time in a long time. Hmm? Not good. But isn’t there another proverb, somewhere, that says something like, “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Not in the Bible anyway.
I still believe, however, that the writers of the Bible knew what they were talking about and that their words were inspired by God. Rest is okay and is necessary to productivity. Laziness however crosses the line.
How productive will you be this week?