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Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

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Wednesday 1 November 2017

Today we are going to look at a selection of proverbs that are relevant to our attitude to work. Take your time, read each one a few times and let the Holy Spirit speak to you in your situation.

Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

How long will you lie there, you sluggard?
When will you get up from your sleep?
A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest –
and poverty will come on you like a thief
and scarcity like an armed man.

Proverbs 10:4-5

Lazy hands make for poverty,

but diligent hands bring wealth.

He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son,

but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.

Proverbs 18:19

One who is slack in his work

is brother to one who destroys.

Proverbs 24:30-34

I went past the field of a sluggard,
past the vineyard of someone who has no sense;
thorns had come up everywhere,
the ground was covered with weeds,
and the stone wall was in ruins.
I applied my heart to what I observed
and learned a lesson from what I saw:
a little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest –
and poverty will come on you like a thief
and scarcity like an armed man.

Proverbs 28:19

Those who work their land will have abundant food,
but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty.

Thomas Halley
Sawyers Leadership Team

Sawyers Church

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