Lazybones! Proverbs 6:6

Proverbs 6:6  Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!

The Book of Proverbs does not mince with words!  Sluggard (Lazybones sounds so much nicer).  Being like a slug?  Its an old word meaning heavy and slow.  Maybe that is why slugs are called slugs?  Proverbs uses a variety of created things to teach us wisdom.  Here the lesson is about making good use of our time and energy and abilities.

Ephesians 5:15-17  Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise,  (16)  making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.  (17)  Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.

Ants get on with it!  When the opportunity is there they collect their food and build their nests.  I have noticed a few ants indoors recently!

The past year of lockdown has left me feeling a bit sluggish at times.  I have needed to stir myself up and let God enthuse me, keep my faith and focus on things ahead.  Even a slug can climb a wall to get to the other side!