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.
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.
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.