“Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.”
Drunkenness and gluttony are used often throughout the Scriptures as examples of warning against the power and present of sin.
Here we are taught that poverty and drowsiness are the reward of those who partake of those sins. Our spiritual clothing becomes rags in the eyes of the Lord when we choose the pleasures of sin over our walk with Him.
“How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.”
Idle hands are a easy target for the enemy.
When we become lazy in our walk with the Lord or service to Him, we give opportunity for our flesh to give in to the wiles of the devil.
“(For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)”
Spiritual drowsiness is a sign that we need to wake ourselves up with the Wisdom of the Word.
Deuteronomy 27-28 | Acts 1 | Proverbs 31
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