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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS



6Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!7It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,8yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. 9How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep?10A little sleep, a little slumber a little folding of the hands to rest 11and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.

6: 6-11   The last few moments of sleep are delicious; we savor them as we resist beginning another workday. But these verses warn against giving in to the temptation of laziness, of sleeping instead of working. This does not mean we should never rest: God gave us the Sabbath, a weekly day of rest and restoration. But we should not rest when we should be working. The ant is used as an example because this tiny creature utilizes its energy and resources economically. If laziness turns us from our responsibilities, poverty may soon bar us from the legitimate rest we should enjoy.

Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible.

ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and make sure that in our lives we are using our days to work and our nights to sleep and our days of church to rest and be in GOD'S worship keeping a good and healthy body and relationship with GOD so that we can do our daily jobs to keep all our resposibilities taken care of !!! by RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

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