Proverbs 6 contains one of my favorite analogies. “Go to the ant…” (verse 6) Going to the ant and observing its ways is one of life’s great object lessons. The ant has no motivation other than its own.
Let me confess something. As a preacher, I grow tired of motivating Christians to do what they ought to be doing. All of us have heard the excuse of a professing Christian ceasing attendance at church, because they missed a few Sundays and no one called to check on them. Now, hear me out, we have an obligation to encourage one another (Hebrews 10:25) to good works, but sometimes enough is enough! Now, don’t read this today thinking about someone else and their sluggard ways. Think about you. What is it that you are not doing that you know you ought to be doing? “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler….”
Devotional by Steve Horn. Scripture links by www.biblegateway.com.