Monday, January 3, 2011

Proverbs 31:24

Proverbs 31:24 She makes belted linen garments and sashes to sell to the merchants.

So she finds wool, spins it, twists it into thread and makes her own fabric. Then she makes warm clothes for her family, quilts bedspreads, and gowns of the finest quality for herself.  Now we see that she also makes linen garments and fancy sashes to sell. 

Are you wondering the same thing I am?  When does she have the time to get it all done?  Well of course she gets up before dawn (verse 15) and stays up late into the night (verse 18).  And of course I certainly could get up earlier and be a little less lazy in the early morning hours.  And of course I could do more in the evenings, perhaps setting aside time specifically for working on projects.

Speaking of being a little less lazy, I apparently needed to have this point beat into my head because this study pulled several verses on this - ouch...

Proverbs 6:9-11 But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep? When will you wake up? I want you to learn this lesson:  A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest and poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.

Proverbs 10:4 Lazy people are soon poor; hard workers get rich.

Proverbs 12:11 Hard work means prosperity; only fools idle away their time.

Proverbs 18:9 A lazy person is as bad as someone who destroys things.

Proverbs 28:19 Hard workers have plenty of food; playing around brings poverty.

Yeah, I think I need to get up earlier tomorrow morning.  The end of today's lesson stated this:

"she shows us how to manage our time and our lives so that we can pursue our passions without neglecting our work and those at home. She used her time (every second of it), she planned and prepared, she followed a schedule, and she worked hard."


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