Meditation Outlined in Proverbs

Check out this passage:

Proverbs 24:30-34 (ESV)

I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of a man lacking sense, and behold, it was overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down. Then I saw and considered it; I looked and received instruction. A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.

This is a description of how the proverb “A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.” came about. How cool!

The author says that he walked “by the vineyard of a man lacking sense.” While he was passing by he “considered it,” and in considering it he “received instruction” straight from God. We would do well to follow his example, I mean, who would think that a trashed field with a broken down wall around it, would be used as a means for God to reveal Scripture to man – not that I am trying to say that we should go around trying to write short sayings to be added to the Cannon of Scripture, but instead, that we should give more thought to the circumstances around us.

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