You are a Sluggard if…

What is a Sluggard?

Sluggad is defined by the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary as a habitually lazy person. *A few synonyms for sluggard  are lazybones, deadbeat, do-nothing, drone, idler, lay about, loafer, lotus-eater, slouch, slug, slugabed, and couch potato.

Do you know anybody like this? Shhhh! Don’t tell!

If you are not wise with your time you will find out how quick time flies. Observe the tiny ants and learn. Be a person with initiative, be a self-starter, and don’t waste time. Start, finish, and do things right because time flies when you are not wise.

*Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider her ways and be wise!–Which, having no chief, overseer, or ruler, Provides her food in the summer and gathers her supplies in the harvest. How long will you sleep, O sluggard?

When will you arise out of your sleep? Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to lie down and sleep–So will your poverty come like a robber or one who travels [with slowly but surely approaching steps] and your want like an armed man [making you helpless].

Warnings for Sluggards or Lazy Peeps !!!!!

The Book of Proverbs is filled with wisdom concerning laziness and warnings to the lazy person. (Sorry but no easy links for these verses. This time you will have to actually use your Bible. ) 🙂

A lazy peep hates work.~ Proverbs 21:25

A lazy peep loves sleep.~ Proverbs26:14

 A lazy peep gives excuses.~ Proverbs 26:13

 A lazy peep wastes time and energy.~ Proverbs 18:9 

A lazy peep believes he is wise.~ Proverbs 26:16

The Book of Proverbs also tells us the end in store for the lazy peep:

 A lazy peep becomes a servant or debtor. ~Proverbs 12:24

 A lazy peep’s future is bleak.~ Proverbs 20:4

 A lazy peep will come to poverty.~  Proverbs 13:4

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Ants are good team players, each doing their part always working together for the benefit of all.

You are wise as an ant if…

 -you understand your gifts and work within your specific abilities.

-you don’t need to have an overseer pushing you each day to get your tasks done.

-you can work with others.

-you are single focused when needed.

-you can help and share with others.

-you  take rest seriously.

-you understand and respect timing.

-you are self motivated.

-you are creative.

-you are not lazy! 

 Go to the ant consider her ways, learn, and be wise!!

hc

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9 Comments

  1. sues

    Wow these picture sure make the message of the ant clear. I pray I get better at being wise. Thanks.

    • akcielo

      Thanks for coming by. The book of Proverbs is a great place to inquire and learn to how to become wiser. This book is a great guide for our everyday living. Wisdom from God is true wisdom.

  2. I just ran up on you! What a fabulous site here! I just love the Word and am a daily reader of Proverbs. Thankyou for outstanding facts.

    • akcielo

      Thank you Helen! Wisdom for every day living~ that is what I love about Proberbs. :-)It is always encouraging to run into people that love the truth and know where to find it- The Word of God! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the post.

      • I don’t know if I perceived wrong; that you address men in your blogs. But I just want you to know I will definitly be following you as soon as I start getting your emails. I’m signed up! You are such a blessing! Not only your words, but your picture illistration is fantastic!

      • akcielo

        In this blog we will share truths and wisdom from the Bible with special focus on Proverbs. Proverbs is a great book and it sure has something for all of us. If you are on fb please cheek us out there too. Thanks for joining Helen! (https://www.facebook.com/Proverbs4Today)

  3. I was truly impressed with You are a Sluggard if… Proverbs 4 Today. It is actually very similar to my site. However I am only a beginner. Keep up the awesome work. Sincerely, online eye test.

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