Thanks for joining us on this journey of building a consistent habit of reading our Bibles every day. The Bible reading plan we are using this year can be found here: One Year Bible or here on the Bible app. As always, if you miss a day, don’t feel compelled to go back and catch up. Just skip it and start back on today’s date. I am reading the NLT this year, but feel free to use whatever version you prefer. Now here are some thoughts from today’s readings:
A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies has no sense.
- Proverbs 12:11
Wow. Some verses don’t need a lot of explanation, do they? But they do still need application. The verse is simple, and it’s a sentiment that we would all acknowledge: work and you’ll have food, don’t work and you’re dumb. It’s easy to apply this verse to others and think to ourselves, “Yep, those lazy people over there have no sense.”
But how many of us take the time to really examine our lives in the light of a verse like this? Are there things in your life that your seeking after, spending time or money on, that really are kind of worthless? If those things add no value to our lives or the lives of others, maybe we need to apply a little sense to the situation and find a more productive way to spend our time, energy, and money. That’s not to say you can’t do anything fun. We need fun. Fun is a purpose. As long as what you’re doing is on purpose fun, which we all need, than its great. But when its just “I have nothing better to do” time or “I’m avoiding what I ought to be doing” time, then it’s wasted time. So, we find that, at times, we are all the dumb ones.
Where are you wasting time and what should you be spending that time on? Are you spending enough time actually having fun?