Self Examination for the Slothful by Pastor W.F Kumuyi
HIGHER EVERYDAY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
THURSDAY 13TH MAY, 2021
SELF-EXAMINATION FOR THE SLOTHFUL
TEXT: PROVERBS 24:30-34
MEMORY VERSE: “I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down” (PROVERBS 24:30, 31).
"We often miss opportunity because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work," said Thomas A. Edison. Sloths are bear-like mammals noted for slowness of movement and for spending most of their lives hanging upside down in the trees of the tropical rain forests of South and Central America. This is the root of the word, slothful, describing people who similarly waste resources, including time, while diligent ones work and realise their set goals.
Students who are slothful need self-examination, because they would rather waste useful hours on social media and/or watching football while their academic work piles up without their attention. Christians who are buried in secular pursuits while their souls famish, similarly need to change. Be moderate in all things. There is time for play, rest and sleep; and there is also time for study and work.
Many of the great writers and inventors laboured and even sometimes forgot legitimate things such as food. Avoid slothfulness if you are to succeed in life and ministry. Call upon God who made you with gifts to change this negative attitude.
QUOTE: There is also time for study and work.
CHALLENGE: Awake, work, and achieve.
PRAYER: Help me, LORD, to overcome slothfulness.