April 20 / Proverbs 20 / Matthew 20


Proverbs 20:4

The sluggard does not plow at autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing.

We reap what we sow. No plowing–no harvest. No discipline–no reward.

This is a simple yet neglected truth, mostly due to old fashioned laziness I believe. We want a good life, but want it to fall in our lap with little to no effort. The beautiful part is that it is worth the effort. Putting yourself before God, being a student of Jesus, yields wonderful fruit.

Don’t sit around wishing life was better, complaining about it. Do something. God has granted us great power to do great things for ourselves and others.

Matthew 20:1-16

The kingdom of this world is just nothing like the kingdom of heaven. Jesus gave us the truth of authentic life, and we are wise to adopt His teachings. Many who think they are pure awesomeness in this world are so disappointed with the seeming unfairness in God’s kingdom.

In reality, they (we) are unhappy with the Creator’s lavish generosity. Think of the prodigal son’s older brother. Does God love us more than so-and-so if we work harder or longer for Him than they do? If our work is genuinely for Him, from our heart, it seems that we would be fine with whatever He decides. After all, He is infinitely good and knows what He is doing.


We are not doing this for what we get, but just for the love of Him, are we not? The reward is Him. What else is there? What He says, goes, period.

He is.

Embrace Him.

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