Topic: Idleness Begets Poverty [Thursday April 12, 2018]
Text: Proverbs 6:6-11 (KJV)
Key Verse: “Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man”(Proverbs 6:10,11).
Booker T. Washington said, “Success is to be measured not so much by the position one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome, while trying to succeed. By taking two steps forward and one step back, we still continually move closer to the goal… failure, disappointments and setbacks are part of life… people who accomplish great things believe they can do it.”
The combination of idleness and unwillingness to labour is tantamount to the harvest of emptiness and poverty. Wisdom coupled with hard-work operates in the ant, “which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.”
It is shocking to observe that despite the global economic distress, there are many who sit around idle, claiming they cannot find jobs or gotten enough capital for business. Some of these people include graduates from higher institutions who seek white collar jobs. They allow their brains to rot away and close their eyes to opportunities that abound around them. They keep today for laziness and tomorrow for other things. It is today that will yield the harvest of tomorrow. To have a better tomorrow, you must work today. You must bear the cross today so that you can wear the crown tomorrow. Dig today to discover the wealth for tomorrow. Many who made no plans for tomorrow have ended up miserable in old age.
Not taking risk is detrimental to success. Study your immediate environment and design an indispensable service such as dry cleaning, baby-sitting, gas cylinder re-filling, house and compound cleaning services, etc. Get started with the little that is in your hand and you will be the better for it.
Thought For The Day: Fertilize today to ‘fruitilize’ tomorrow.
Bible Reading in one Year: 1 Samuel 15-17
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.