Proverbs 6:6-11

Proverbs 6:6-11 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

Poverty pursues idle hands, but a strong work ethic invites provision. Ants have a rhythm of constant purpose, like they are hard-wired to do everything they can to provide for themselves. Sometimes, people have a difficult time with this.

We spin our wheels, questioning our purpose in life. It is good to seek purpose, and we should always look to God for that, because He knows us better than anyone else. Because God’s perfect timing is at work in your life, be diligent about working at something. God is most certainly in those things, and will lead and shape you through them.

“And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.” (Matthew 5:30), ‘Hell’

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