The Sluggard Within. How to wreck everything without doing a thing. Sluggard. The Hebrew root is עצל Used 16 times in Proverbs and 2 times elsewhere (Judges and Ecclesiastes) The Context of these verses give us a clear picture of what this word means.
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How to wreck everything without doing a thing.
6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!
7 It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,
8 yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.
9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep?
10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest-
11 and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.
6:9-11 How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest- and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.What is the Sluggard Like?
The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!"What is the Sluggard Like?
As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed.What is the Sluggard Like?
24:30-31 I went past the field of the sluggard, past the vineyard of the man who lacks judgment; thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins.What is the Sluggard Like?
The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway.What the Sluggard Gets
Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry.What the Sluggard Gets
The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.What the Sluggard Gets
As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so is a sluggard to those who send him.What the Sluggard Gets
Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.What the Sluggard Gets
13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!"
14 As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed.
15 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.
16 The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer discreetly.
Seven Deadly Sins
A. The Sluggard and His Relationship with God
B. The Sluggard Husband
C. The Sluggard Pastor
D. The Sluggard Church
A good use of the time and talents God has given us, in other words, activity and work are the goals for which we aim. We want to be like the ant, not the slug.
2. Proverbs 15:19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway. Proverbs 10:26 As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so is a sluggard to those who send him.
The sluggard’s path brings hardship and problems, both for himself and those that count on him.
The sluggard may think there are very good reasons not to do something.
There are useless uses of time that get in the way of diligent work.
The sluggard can be so full of himself and the ease of life he craves, that he fails to heed the wisdom and advice of others.
Is being a sluggard the problem or is it just a matter of balancing priorities properly?
I always leave conference
feeling guilty about all the
things I am not doing well.