Proverbs 6 – A little sleep, a little slumber

Good evening y’all. Happy Monday 🙂

Today we are continuing our study of the book of proverbs. We are in chapter 6

Be blessed 🙂

Verses 6 – 11
” 6 Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones.
    Learn from their ways and become wise!
7 Though they have no prince
    or governor or ruler to make them work,
8 they labor hard all summer,
    gathering food for the winter.
9 But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep?
    When will you wake up?
10 A little extra sleep, a little more slumber,
    a little folding of the hands to rest—
11 then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit;
    scarcity will attack you like an armed robber”. (NLT)

There is a time and a place for everything. A time to sleep and a time to wake. A time to play and a time to work hard. We ought to make sure we are doing the right thing at the right time. Learn from the ants, they plan  for the future. In summer time they work hard, so they can have food to eat in winter. Are we sleeping when we are meant to be awake working and planning for the future? Verse 11 says poverty will come upon him that is lazy.

Lets be like the children of Issachar. The bible says they had understanding of the times (1 Chronicles 12:32) . This is very crucial to us as Christians. As we read through the bible, we see that God works with time and seasons. Therefore we have to be sensitive and alert enough to understand the seasons of our lives and make sure we take the opportunities coming our way.

Ephesians 5:16 tells us to make the most of the opportunities or time that we have

“Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil” (Eph 5: 16 AMP)

Wisdom is applying knowledge, but applying knowledge becomes foolishness when it’s not done at the right time.

I pray God wakes us up from our slumber and helps us redeem the days.

Verses 16 -19
“16 There are six things the Lord hates— no, seven things he detests:
17 haughty eyes,
    a lying tongue,
    hands that kill the innocent,
18 a heart that plots evil,
    feet that race to do wrong,
19 a false witness who pours out lies,
    a person who sows discord in a family”. (NLT)

Theses verses tells us clearly the things that God hates –
– Haughty eyes
– Lying tongue
– Hands that kill the innocent
– Heart that plots evil
– Feet that race to do wrong
– False witness who pours out lies
– A person who sows discord

Lets search our hearts today and if we fall short of any, lets ask the Holy Spirit to help us get rid of them. 

Thanks for joining today. Pls feel free to share your thoughts on the chapter.

Have a blessed evening 🙂

***With God all things are possible***

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