Devotions for January 16, 2017

PROVERBS 24:29-34

29 And don’t say, “Now I can pay them back for what they’ve done to me! I’ll get even with them!”
30 I walked by the field of a lazy person,
the vineyard of one with no common sense.
31 I saw that it was overgrown with nettles.
It was covered with weeds,
and its walls were broken down.
32 Then, as I looked and thought about it,
I learned this lesson:
33 A little extra sleep, a little more slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest—
34 then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit;
scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.

OUTSIDE FORCES

If momentum is the product of force and time, then it can only be made with effort. The writer of this Proverb uses a vivid metaphor of the person who lacks spiritual momentum.

PERSONAL REFLECTION

Q: How are the man’s outside forces winning in this Proverb? How did he get in this situation?
Q: Are there parts of your “wall” which need repairing? What has God already called you to do that you are stalling on instead?
Q: How can you help your spiritual family, the Church, gain momentum in becoming more like Christ?

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