There are some days when this video = me…
I know that procrastination and laziness are not totally the same thing, but one usually leads to the other, and so it got me thinking. Proverbs 10:4 says,
“Lazy hands make a man poor,
but diligent hands bring wealth.”
It is important to understand the true meaning of being ‘poor’ and having ‘wealth’. God’s word is compared to precious treasures (Ps 119:172, Ps 12:6), and having wisdom and true understanding of His word is more valuable than any physical treasure (Pr 8:10-11). In the parables in Matthew 13, ‘hidden treasure’ and ‘pearls’ (precious things) are used to describe God’s kingdom and His word of truth. Therefore, if I am not working and seeking to understand and gain true wisdom about God’s word, ultimately, I will be seen as spiritually poor in His eyes, no matter how many spiritual ‘riches’ I might think I have.
I do not want to be like one of these people in Revelation 3:17
“You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.”
Luckily in the next verse (Rv 3:18) Jesus counsels them to buy from him the things that they need so they can see, be covered (correctly dressed), and be wealthy. However, this involves repentance, and acceptance of their wrong ways.
Now is the time to gain the true understanding, a complete understanding of God’s word, from Genesis to Revelation. Now is the time to follow God’s light (Ps 119:105) and truth (John 17:17) to His holy mountain, the place where He dwells (Is 2:2-3; Heb 12:22; Rv 14:1-3). His word has been opened and revealed, there is no time to procrastinate, but are you willing to step out of your comfort zone and truly seek God’s kingdom and righteousness before all else? (Mt 6:33)
“Send forth your light and your truth,
let them guide me;
let them bring me to your holy mountain,
to the place where you dwell.”
What is the greatest ‘treasure’ you own? (physically speaking of course)
Do you suffer from the “Procrastination Disease”?