Weekly Bible Verse – Satisfaction through Hard Work
Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper and be satisfied. Proverbs 13:4 (NLT)
If you remember last week’s verse, you can see that we’re hitting on a common theme – working hard steadily over time will lead to prosperity and satisfying your needs and desires.
In this verse we see that both people who are lazy and those who exert themselves have wants and needs, but only “those who word hard” will be satisfied. Not only that, those who work had will, in fact, prosper. Look, I know it’s not nearly as easy as being lazy, but if you want to prosper, if you want to be satisfied, it looks like you’re going to have to work hard for it.
Combine the last two verses together and you see that we should forget about being lazy and/or trying get-rich-schemes to reach our goals. Instead, we should take a disciplined approach to our work to earn some money and work hard to be wise with that money and save and invest some of it. Over time that will grow into some wealth that we can use to support our family and help others.
And don’t forget the significance of the final phrase in this verse – “be satisfied.” Isn’t that what we’re all really looking for – to reach a level of satisfaction with our lives? Some extremely wealthy people are miserable in their lives while others who seem dirt poor might be completely satisfied with theirs. There’s more to life that how big your net worth is.
God bless, Happy Thanksgiving, and have a great week…