Why is it that verses like this ~
The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. Proverbs 18:10
make me feel all warm and fuzzy;
While verses like this ~
He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster. Proverbs 18:9
make me want to squirm?
There are, after all, written one right after the other in this chapter of Proverbs.
I think some days, the Lord
gets tired of my quest for emotional inspiration,
and instead wants to
measure my obedience by the sweat of my brow!
My goal today: to work diligently. (The sweat is just going to happen on its own – it is, after all, July in Florida!)