See that man who thinks he’s so smart? You can expect far more from a fool than from him. Loafers say, “It’s dangerous out there! Tigers are prowling the streets!” and then pull the covers back over their heads. Just as a door turns on its hinges, so a lazybones turns back over in bed. A shiftless sluggard puts his fork in the pie, but is too lazy to lift it to his mouth. [Proverbs 25:12-15]
I wonder what Solomon observed that caused him to write these verses? Do you think that he had family members that relied on the King's wealth and refused to work? Or perhaps he saw such behaviors growing up in his fathers palace? The words are quite an indictment against laziness and reminds me that inventor Thomas Edison once said:
Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.An old preacher once said that waiting on th Lord is not like waiting on a bus. Good words. Sometimes I think that religious people can get caught up in analysis paralysis. Fearing failure they are immobilzed until they "hear fom God". These do not understand that waiting on the Lord is not about inactivity. Our work must accomapny our prayers.
Help us Lord to be fruitful in both our labors and our prayers. Teach us how you work in our work.