Plough the field! Proverbs 20:4

Proverbs 20:4  Sluggards do not plough in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing.

 

Another proverb about laziness!  Here is a simple fact – if you don’t get on with things at the right time, then everything else will be out of time and a waste of time!  Strike while the iron is hot!

Ephesians 5:16  making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

This is not about what might have been but what is.  Right now.  A follower of Jesus is called to be a servant of God.  Each of us is called to be wholehearted about it and to plough up the ground , plant seed, wait, and reap a harvest – in that order and each at the right time!

A sluggard might shilly-shally about when is the right time!  The willing servant sees that it is always, spiritually, the right time to start ploughing the field.

Ephesians 5:14  This is why it is said: “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”