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For those who think the Bible is hard to understand, here’s a verse that is as clear as it gets.

“Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave.” (Proverbs 12:24)


No confusion there as to the meaning.

Goof off and it will cost you.

Do your best and others will appreciate you more.

We each have opportunities during the week to show others we’re willing to work hard. Isn’t it much better to be seen as such a person rather than as a slacker?

Jesus said that by the fruits of our labor, people will know us.

What is hanging from your fruit tree? Flavorful, instructive examples of how to work or how to speak or how to think?

Or are your branches barren?

Please…. don’t wait for somebody to have to drag you into doing what you should as if you were a slave.

Show initiative. Go the extra mile at your job in order to show the boss that you can be trusted with more responsibility because you have more commitment and good character than do most.

Set a good example with your schoolwork so that you’ll not only inspire others but also help them when they’re struggling academically.

It’s always better to be a leader than to be a slave. Even if the leadership role involves influencing just one other person.

Every soul is precious and your being a hard worker just might open the door of influence for you to lead another away from apathy and into a diligent, devoted relationship with the Lord.

As always, I love you

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