4 Lazy hands make for poverty,
but diligent hands bring wealth.
Proverbs 10:4, TNIV
Okay, so here’s how my mind works. I read something. It sparks thoughts. This passage is one of the passages from my Morning Devotions.
My first thought, I’m busy and yet I feel lazy. Can busy and lazy co-exist?
Look at my house. Look at my laundry. [FYI: Laundry is my Achilles heel… to the point I’m actually considering having it done by those pay by the pound laundry mats].
Are so many of us who are busy actually using this to justify laziness? Is our societies economic downturn due to rampant laziness?
Were our grand and great-grand parents diligent with their hands and therefore our nations earned great wealth?
Did all these labour saving devices end up promoting business and not diligence?
What does history have to speak to this question?
Isn’t it interesting that the passage pairs Lazy with Diligence and NOT Busy?
So there… now you have the questions I asked of myself. Come back and I’ll share my conclusions. I’d love if you’d write down your thoughts. If you feel you have a blog worthy response you can blog on your blog and let me know and I’ll link. If you don’t have a blog, leave a message here [for those not in the know, if you comment usually I can respond to you without you needing to give an e-mail address]. If you comment that you have more to write, I’ll e-mail you. You e-mail your response. I’ll post it as a Guest Post here.
Meanwhile I must run I promised that I’d fold laundry today.