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The Field of the Slothful

Today’s Verse:

I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. ~Proverbs 24:30-31

With summer upon us, we tend to kick back, take it easy, and let things slide. After all, doesn’t everyone deserve a little rest, relaxation, and time to renew? However, we must be very, very careful not to allow ourselves to become non-productive and derelict in our responsibilities. This morning, let’s take a field trip to visit what Solomon called “the field of the slothful.” Let us consider the sobering lessons by studying this man and his field.

We see an OWNER.

Solomon says he went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of a man. This man was a landowner, and most likely one of substantial means. This land at one time grew wheat and grapes. This land was cared for, and he harvested crops for his family’s wellbeing, as well as possibly to