10 A little sleep, a little slumber,a little folding of the hands to rest,11 and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man”
This part and all about looking to the ants for how they innately work so diligently reminded me about how when people say “There’s plenty of time to sleep when I’m dead” These are usually people that are early risers and get more done by noon than most people get done in two days. Also reminds me of “27 Idle hands are the devil’s workshop;” but that’s later in Proverbs 🙂
I was also reminded of how Joseph fled the advances of Potiphar’s wife…
after reading about 24 “to preserve you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the adulteress.25 Do not desire her beauty in your heart, and do not let her capture you” – He Ran!
She was married and yet was pursuing lustfully, she had a selfish evil heart and when she didn’t get what she wanted she made him look like the bad guy.. how twisted was that?! Joseph walked with God and knew what was right and wrong. He prayed morning noon and night. He 21 “Bind them on your heart always;
tie them around your neck.”; I believe a lot of men would have jumped into that type of “dark opportunity” without thinking of consequences. That’s how the Light keeps us from getting sucked into stumbling into garbage. God keeps our moral compasses pointed north….or any direction away from the danger.
I was in a position in my past where I was cheated on, I was engaged to find that my fiancé had been unfaithful. She was then “scorched” and “burned” She did not receive my mercy or forgiveness. It was over. We were not close to God, either of us. This is over 20
years ago now. When I think about how I was hurt, and the anguish, I remember how upsetting and wrecked I felt, time passed and I have grown to forgive her. She was in a bad place, as was I. I do not and have not kept contact, however I have grown to forgive her and have hope that she has “grown up” in order not to bring that king of hurt and deceit to anyone else. The one she had cheated with was a so-called “friend” of mine… wanted to reconcile and just like it said in the chapter… 35” He will accept no compensation;” and I did not!