Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Proverbs 20: 4

The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter; Therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing. 

This verse is of course the classic story of the ant and the grasshopper. I am sure that you all know the story, and for those that don't I'll post the Disney silly symphony version at the bottom of this post. (Who doesn't love the old Silly symphony cartoons?!)

But let's think about how we can apply this to us...

I started to type out the answer...but then I thought, where is the study in that for you? So, I just erased everything that I typed, and I am encouraging you to look up the following and tell me what you think.

Matthew 6:20
Revelation 4:9-11

I would like to see your comments and then tomorrow we will discuss this in greater detail.

Here is the classic Disney cartoon. It's 8 minutes long...but my toddler enjoyed it :)


Snoodles said...

My kids loved that cartoon! I thought of the verse in Matthew as I was reading the first part of your post. I think it's important that we make sure to work not just at temporal things, but at the eternal things, as well. Because if we are a "grasshopper" about those, we're in big trouble!

Carrie P. said...

When I read Pro. 20:4 and watch the cartoon, which I remember watching many times with my kids, the verse warns us not to be a sluggard/lazy. I went to a commentary which talks about lazy people being irritating,prideful,never moving forward in life and are not better than thieves. Lazy people think they have all the answers and do not seek God for direction in their lives.
Then when I read Matt. 6:19 God tells us to lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven.
So while we are on this earth we don't want to be lazy about providing for our family or not seeking God but we also should be working for the kingdom of God.
In the end, Rev. 4 tells us why we were created.