Proverbs 26:14-16 As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed. The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth. The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.
I once watched a movie called, “Groundhog Day.” In this movie, what seemingly was the worst day of this Anchorman’s life, started over every single day. The alarm would go off at the same time, the same song played on the radio, and everything was the same. However, he was the only one who knew it.
After a few days of this repetition and no one believing or remembering the next day what had happened, he decided to make the best of it. He asked a certain girl questions one day, and then used the information to impress her the next day. He used every bit of yesterday to help him have a better tomorrow. What seemed to be the worst day of his life, turned out to be a day he looked forward to, as every morning for him began brand new. However, not one other person changed a thing unless he was involved in their life and made a change happen. The following day those people would go back to doing exactly what happened on the first day if he did not get involved again.
We all know people just like that. They live the same life day after day, never changing anything. They keep making the same mistakes over and over again. Why do they do that?
The Bible says these people continually go back to their old ways. “As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.” Nevertheless, we do not have to live that way. God can change our life and make all things new. We also know people who take their yesterdays and use what they have learned to have a better tomorrow. They are excited to see what tomorrow may bring. They anxiously waiting to see how God will use them the next day. Question is, into which group do you fall?
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
For those of us who know Christ, every day should be a new day filled with anticipation of what God will do with us today. It is a brand-new day given to us by God. Let’s use what we learned in the past, to live a better life for the Him today.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
John 1 – 3 / Proverbs 26:14-16
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Jeremiah 20-22 / 2 Timothy 1-2
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