Daily Bible Reading: Proverbs 21 – 22
Verse of the Day: Proverbs 22:13 – “The sluggard saith, There is a lion without: I shall be slain in the streets.”
Our verse today pokes fun at those who are lazy and try to do everything they can to get out of work.
Excuses. I can give you a million of them. In fact any of us can, if we so choose. For some people, they spend more time thinking up and providing excuses for not doing something than if they went ahead and did it.
Sometimes we provide excuses because we are afraid of the risk that might be involved in the task at hand. Our speaker in the verse above is basically saying, “It is possible that a wild animal is roaming around, so it would be better if I did nothing.”
Today, put away any excuses for serving God and step out in response to His call.
Prayer: God, I will not let any excuse stop me from serving You today. Amen.