Get it done
By Michael Miller
August 31, 2020
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2 Corinthians 4:13-5:10
As I read all the verses for today, Proverbs 22:13 kept on sticking in my head and I think it is revealing for us today. Clearly God was speaking to me. The verse mentions a sluggard and a lion waiting to devour him. What is a sluggard? A lazy person who is slow to get things done. I read more into what a sluggard is according to God so I could understand why being lazy is a sin. A sluggard or lazy person is indifferent to the Lord. They create excuses about why they don’t need to work and they think their next day will always be a better time to do what needs to be done. Sluggards can explain their way out of responsibilities. I think it’s very easy to become a sluggard in one way or another. It can become the thing that ends up allowing us to be devoured like a man by a lion. Rather than fighting for what we need to do, we just stay scared and lazy.
This proverb paints a picture of a sluggard afraid of being destroyed by a lion in the streets. Perhaps his laziness is what paralyzed him in inaction. But God created everything on the earth, and he has dominion over everything. God has made us masters over the beasts of the earth, therefore this sluggard should have been able to stand against even the lion. We do not need to fear the lions in our lives, nor wait for later to stop them. Rather, we need to get out on the streets and do what is right for the Kingdom of God now, not tomorrow! Live life, get work done, worship, and push forward the word of God.
God will fill us with the passion and strength we need to complete the job he has set out for us. There is nothing more rewarding then completing that job.
That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are[c] being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!
— 2 Corinthians 4:16-17
Prayer to start with: Lord thank you for your guidance and grace. Let me not be lazy and afraid, as that is just the devil deceiving me. Lord let me put on your armor and fight the lions, for you want me to be productive and good.