A sluggards appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied – The Bible, Proverbs 13:4

Some places where else this is discussed:

Prov 11:25, 6:6, 10-11

Theme: Prov 13:2-4 – The Hebrew words translated as “desire”, “appetite”, “life”, and “soul”,  is literally “soul” or “breath” and can refer to the inner desires of people, but also the essence of who you  are. (Reiterated from A Mentor Commentary On Proverbs – John A. Kitchen

My thoughts:

It’s nice sometimes to relax on the weekends by doing nothing. A full week should be balanced with some off-time. However, if all our week was empty of work we’d be in trouble very soon! This proverb speaks of how the lazy person longs for things that they don’t ever get. The diligent person works and receives, but because the lazy doesn’t work (or work well), they soon run into needs they can’t meet. 2438160378_49554332de_z.jpg
We know that the extremely rich of this world may be able to retire early and never again need to work, but that’s generally because at one point they worked super hard to achieve their desires. So, let’s enjoy our weekends, but only because we worked for it!

 

Thanks for reading!

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Photo Attribution:  Juli Used under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.0

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