Lazy, Good for Nothing

I have read one chapter in the book of Proverbs, along with other passages in the Bible every day for over 50 years. There are 31 chapters in Proverbs so by reading 2 chapters on the last day of the month on months with 30 days I am able to read Proverbs through once a month. So 50 years multiplied by 12 months equals 600 times I have read the book of Proverbs. Proverbs has some themes that go through the book, and once you discover what the themes are it opens up some great Bible studies in those themes. One of the themes in Proverbs is diligence vs laziness and there are lots of verses to study on the topic. I have collected all of the verses in Proverbs that have anything to do do with diligence and laziness and occasionally I read them all. If you have been even a little bit lazy in the past week and then read these verses it will feel like someone hitting you on the head with a 2×4. The verses are very motivational and also very convicting, but even reading them through once each month is very profitable, and will move you towards being a hard working person. Whenever I feel myself getting even a little bit lazy, unmotivated, or even just casually complacent I read through the verses and whamo, my can of spinach.

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