Examine the tiniest captain of industry

Proverbs 6:6-8 “Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, which, having no captain, overseer or ruler, provides her supplies in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest.”

Examine tiniest captainLeader, from a scientific and a scriptural perspective, both the ant and a lazy person make for an interesting study. I bless you with an honest discernment between essential times of rest and excuses to justify laziness. I bless you with wisdom to know what and when activity or decisions are necessary. I bless you to know when building and planning are necessary before enjoyment and provision can follow. I bless you with having and taking initiative. May you spot an opportunity to advance your cause, empower those around you, and make a difference without being told to. Like the ant, I bless you with having foresight for others; with working quietly and efficiently without show; with working until the job is done; with creating life-giving systems of organisation to benefit whole communities; with keeping you place of rule uncluttered; and by fiercely protecting the young. I bless you with an innate aversion for the life and characteristics of the sluggard according to Proverbs: May you never be unteachable and careless; irritating to others (10:26); a forced labourer (12:24); wishful thinker without accomplishment (13:4); troubled (15:19); conceited and unfaithful (26:16, Matthew 25:26); and lacking business ability (Romans 12:11). I bless you with enjoying the process of your labour as well as its fruit.

Proverbs 6:9-11 “How long will you slumber, O sluggard? When will you rise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep—so shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, and your need like an armed man.”


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