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verse 4: “The sluggard does not plow after the autumn, So he begs during the harvest and has nothing.”

I remember as a child reading Aesop’s Fables; among those I recall was a story about The Grasshopper and the Ant. Most everyone recalls the story of the procrastinating grasshopper who puts off storing away food for the winter while the hard-working ant dutifully gathers food, knowing the harsh winter is coming. True enough, when winter hits, the grasshopper is on the verge of starvation; the ant, who has planned ahead, invites him in to care for him. The grasshopper turns over a new leaf.

Solomon makes reference to the ant earlier in Proverbs 6:6-9. God instilled in this tiny insect the work ethic that we need to have as human beings. God made us as creatures who need to do, to work. Procrastination and laziness sound good, but in the end, you wind up a starving grasshopper!

Something to think about.

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