Memorable Scripture: Avoid Laziness

Proverbs 24:30-34
I went by the field of the lazy man,
And by the vineyard of the man devoid of understanding;

And there it was, all overgrown with thorns;
Its surface was covered with nettles;
Its stone wall was broken down.
When I saw it, I considered it well;
I looked on it and received instruction:
A little sleep, a little slumber,
A little folding of the hands to rest;
So shall your poverty come like a prowler,
And your need like an armed man.

I don’t consider myself lazy but then I’m not a spitfire either.
I have let some things slide around the house – things I did not take care of soon enough and ended up with costly and time-consuming repairs.
Looking back I think, “why didn’t I take care of that when I first noticed it?”
Either I temporarily repaired it and pretended it was permanent or I let it go altogether.
However, you can repair houses, cars, yards, and vineyards.
And you can repair a life with a bit more special care.

I remember the time I wasted before I accepted Jesus as Savior, although it was only eighteen years.
Even as a Christian I have wasted some time.

Each of us let things go undone or get overgrown but don’t let it overtake your life.
Don’t let “stuff” get in the way of what is really important and lasting – God!
Don’t sleep and don’t slumber when it concerns your relationship with God.

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