August 26 / Proverbs 26 / Luke 13

lion in the street

Proverbs 26:13

The lazy person claims, “There’s a lion in the road! Yes, I’m sure there’s a lion out there!”

As laziness grows and grows, so do the excuses. We say the most ridiculous things to get out of hard work…

“I heard some zoo animals escaped and there may be one in my area. Better I stay home and be safe all day than take a chance and go to work.”

Which is about as asinine as, “I don’t have time, really, to spend with God.” HAHAHAHAHA! I mean what else is even close to as important as spending time with the Creator and Sustainer of your very life? We have all the time we could want, we just fill it with fatuity.

In my own modern, culturally sensitive translation of Proverbs 26:13, it would read:

The lazy person postulates, “I have 4 more seasons of this series on Netflix to get thru this week! How can I possibly squeeze God and His work in anywhere?”

Remember, whenever we say we don’t have time for something, what we are really saying is, “I value something else more.”

What do you value more than time with God?

For a while for me, it was going to the gym. That is a good thing, but I have found time spent alone with God is much more enriching. [Not that God is not with me at the gym of course, but it’s a matter of focus and available faculties, mind you]

Luke 13:22-30

The Narrow Door.

narrow gate

What an intense and sobering section of Scripture.

Do you know Jesus, or just know of Him?

Is it a superficial fascination, even admiration, or sincere submission to Him and His ways?

These are some of the most jugular questions of life we can possibly ask ourselves.

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