Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Grace Fellowship Church: Walter on Getting a Job and Going to Work

Grace Fellowship Church: Walter on Getting a Job and Going to Work:

I was musing over one of Walter's letters today and had to chuckle at this little bit:

"I have known men who can spend heaps of energy figuring out how not to work that, had they just put the same into a shovel for an hour, they could have dug 4 miles of ditch. Some men move so slow you'd think their wife fed them led pancakes for breakfast and poured concrete in their shoes! The sluggard gets himself to the table, but never gets his hand from the bowl to his mouth - that's too much work! (Pr 19:24; 26:15). He squeaks like a rusty hinge, but for all his noise he only goes back and forth, never forward (Pr 26:14).

Solomon said, the 'idle suffer hunger' (Pr 19:15 ) and 'hunger drives a man to work' (Pr 16:26 ), but the sluggard would rather sleep with a growling stomach than work for a full one. If Saul had ten excuses for not destroying the Amalekites, the sluggard has 100 for not going to work. The sluggard says, 'There is a lion in the road! There is a lion in the streets!' (Pr 26:13). And I know that lion's Latin classification: occupationale avoidest"


You can read the whole letter at the link above.