Proverbs in 365 Devotions

July 24

Proverbs 12:27 Whoever is slothful will not roast his game, but the diligent man will get precious wealth.

Spiritual Zombie

R Aylor

Slothful is not defined as slow
It does not mean one doesn’t know
It’s not another word for fun
Slothfulness never hit a home run

Like the man who doesn’t roast his game
Or fix his roof that leaks in rain
Its like he just does not care
When wet he’ll simply move the chair

This lazy dude will hardly move
Grumbling he microwaves his food
With a “what’s it to you” attitude
He lives his life in such a dreadful mood

But the diligent man will get precious wealth
He cooks what he hunts, he paints both sides of the shelf
He exercises, eats right and takes care of his health
He loves his neighbor as his self

So herein my friend, take the slothfulness test:
Have you lost your zest?
Except to rest?
Have you lost the desire to do your best?
Does your house stay a mess?
Do you think: why should I dress?
Are your mind and body both in digress?
How many questions did you answer yes?

The slothful seed sprouts a sweet smelling weed
Its taste is sweet but its thorns make you bleed
Its leaves make you slumber, you hear sounds of a lute
But waken a zombie, you have become this seeds fruit

Now what are these riches of the diligent man?
In the flesh he’ll find gold if he persistently pans
But spiritually, Ahh there are treasures galore
As we see Gods glory in Jesus more and more