by Marvin D. Patterson

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Marvin Patterson
Proverbs 13:4-7

A man went to visit a friend and was amazed to find him playing chess with his dog. He watched the game in astonishment for a while. ''I can hardly believe my eyes!'' he exclaimed. ''That's the smartest dog I've ever seen.''

''Nah, he's not so smart,'' the friend replied. ''I've beaten him three games out of five.''

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As we continue in this exciting study of Proverbs, we are reminded of several very important principles that relate to life in the year 2015. We must realize that Solomon was inspired under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to write or record these Proverbs 3,000 years ago. They are as relevant today as they were back in that day! We can choose the way of wisdom and be blessed of God, or we can choose the way of foolishness and go down the road to destruction. Since you are here this morning, I can see that you are more determined than ever to be able to live life successfully in the will of God! Amen! With that in mind, let us jump right in where we left off last week.


4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

The word for ''sluggard'' means


From H6101; indolent: - slothful, sluggard.

The lazy worker takes advantage of others and never pulls his weight on the job! Have you ever worked with someone who took advantage of your thriftiness and diligence? They know that you are industrious so they lay back and let you do all the work, but then they want to take credit for the job after it has been completed! Or they will act like they are working when the boss or the supervisor comes around. But the moment he is gone it is back to slothfulness! Have you ever seen anyone like that? God takes notice of your thriftiness and He will reward you for your hard work even if no one ...

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