It is important that we get wisdom which in turn will help us to be successful! In this wisdom moment, we learn the importance of hard work.
“Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.” Proverbs 6:6-11
It is amazing how much can be lost or gained in a generation. When you look at our current generation, you can see how many have lost a good work ethic looking for the easy way out. There is nothing wrong with working hard! Our work is one of the ways we can glorify God, and our work is not wasted when we do it unto His glory. We don’t want to be known as a sluggard because being idle and lazy is a dangerous place.
It is amazing how God asked us to look at the ant. We can get much wisdom from observing God’s creation! We must take time to look around us to see what we can learn from creation. The ant does what it is supposed to do without someone telling it what to do! We can be at a place like an ant, once we know our job where we can be self-managing, full of integrity, and get our job done. We are meant to add value to society not to sit around and do nothing.
As we work hard and earn our money, we must look to the future like the ant and be prepared for the seasons that are coming so that we are not surprised by the things to come, and because we are prepared we will be taken care of! Poverty will come on you if you do not jump into what God has called you to do! Let us take this wisdom to heart and work hard and glorify God through our work. We want to hear from you; you can write to us at [email protected]. Pat and John shared in this segment.
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