Wisdom for Your Wednesday

“The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who can answer sensibly.”

Proverbs 26:16

Quick! Somebody tell me! What do you call a guy who has all the right answers, all the time, and can correct every person that tries to convince him otherwise?

Lazy.

You may call it arrogance. images-1

You may call it pride.

You may call it “stuck up.”

All of these may be true.

But when we call him/her these things, it tends to take the focus off of ourselves.

You see, according to this Proverb, wisdom tells us that lazy people like to do it all themselves – in their own way – without the help or counsel or input of others. On the surface, it seems arrogant (and, of course, there is some degree of arrogance to it to be sure). But wisdom calls it lazy.

Why?

Because it takes work to get help from others.

It takes effort to reach out to others.

It takes humility to acknowledge that “two heads are better than one.”

It takes diligent, grinding it out to get things done and done well.

Let’s all be honest. Sure, we like to do a lot of things ourselves in the name of “I can do it better myself anyway.” Sometimes that may be true. But not always. Sometimes it may just mean we are lazy.

Wisdom says its wise – very wise & very diligent- to seek counsel from others. . .

What do you need help with today? I can almost guarantee you will be worse off trying to figure it all out yourself. Get to work. Get some others involved.

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2 thoughts on “Wisdom for Your Wednesday

  1. The writer of Proverbs absolutely NAILS this!

  2. Rodney Wimberly says:

    Coincidence! (This is a private joke folks, no one get upset)

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