“Employ time well if thou meanest to gain leisure.
God gives all things to industry.”
How true is that. I love the feeling I get when I’ve done a good day’s work.
Leisure is heavenly! Especially when there is food involved. You burned those calories, you deserve to replenish them.
In today’s society, it’s quite the opposite. It would go something like this:
“Leisure time well if thou meanest to gain employment.”
As the wise Solomon said in Proverbs 6:10 & 11
“A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest – and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.”
Remember those words when you hear “I don’t want to” come out of your mouth.
It isn’t “I don’t want to”, but it’s “I get to!”.
“I get to” have a job to provide income.
“I get to” clean my house that provides shelter.
“I get to” cook a warm meal for my family I love. etc….etc….
Next time you hear the words “I don’t want to” out of your mouth; replace it with “I get to!”.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
FYI: I’m learning to take my own advice.