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The Soul of the Sluggard

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the soul of the diligent is made fat.-Proverbs 13:4 John Gill: He desires knowledge, but does not care to be at any pains to get it, and so has it not; he desires riches, but chooses not to make use of the means, to be […]

The Teaching of Proverbs On Work

Introduction There are not as many verses in the book of proverbs dealing directly with work as I expected. Topics searched included: work, labor, toil, diligent, job, industry, gather (and the various inflections of these terms). In total there appears to be about 15 verses bearing directly on the subject. A List of Relevant Scriptures […]

A Little Known Cure: A Merry Heart

“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones,” (Proverbs 17:22). Also, Robert Young translated it, “A rejoicing heart doth good to the body: But a smitten spirit drieth the bone.” I would like to paraphrase the verse myself, “A joyful or cheerful heart does a body good, but […]

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