13 A sluggard says, “There’s a lion in the road,
a fierce lion roaming the streets!”
14 As a door turns on its hinges,
so a sluggard turns on his bed.
15 A sluggard buries his hand in the dish;
he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.
16 A sluggard is wiser in his own eyes
than seven people who answer discreetly.
There is always a reason isn’t there? Why do we always have an excuse? We don’t get fit because we are tired from looking after the kids. We don’t cook a dinner because we have had a hard day at work. We don’t cycle to work because it takes so long. We don’t have a conversation with someone because we don’t want to make them feel bad. These reason appear good, but we miss the better plan of making something exceptional happen. If we can’t get moving we should seek and see if God can inspire us to move beyond our false selves and into something more substantial.
- List attributes of a sluggard.
- What other names could be used for a sluggard?
- Why would God be opposef to a sluggard?
- What excuses do people give for not doing things?
- What is your best excuse?