BURNIN’ DAYLIGHT

Pondering the Principles of Proverbs

daylight

 

 

The proverb for the basis of this discussion reminds me of the John Wayne movie, “The Cowboys,” where he shouted the now-famous lines: 
        “Hurry it up. We’re burnin’ daylight!”

He had to get his cattle to auction, but he had no help. He ended up hiring on a bunch of young boys to help him move the cows. It is at once, a coming-of-age, and heroic-journey story.

He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely,
But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully.                (Pro. 10:5)

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WHERE ARE THE JOBS

Pondering the Principles of Proverbs

ambitionNew International Version
Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.

New Living Translation
Lazy people are soon poor; hard workers get rich.

English Standard Version
A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

New American Standard Bible 
Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.

King James Bible
He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Idle hands make one poor, but diligent hands bring riches. 

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Pondering the Principles of Proverbs

BatmanMost everyone recognizes this classic representation of “Good vs. Evil.”

The Joker, Batman’s arch-villain, mocks and opposes all things good. He is generally regarded as a homicidal maniac, and although he has had many chances to end the Joker’s existence, Batman has repeatedly failed to do so.

Therefore, the struggle of good and evil continues in Gotham City.

The Joker, and his persistent desire to establish anarchy as a way of life within the fictional Gotham City, represent something more than just the struggle of good and evil.

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HOW TO HATE

Pondering the Principles of Proverbs

01-Anthony-good evilI’m sure that many would assume that we need no instruction on how to hate. It seems that hate is all around us. People hate the government. People hate politics. People hate religion. People hate each other. People hate getting cut off in traffic. People hate to wait. People hate the way they look. People hate not having any money.Hate seems to come easy. It seems to be the way of life in this hour.

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HOW TO HELP YOUR KIDS BUY THEIR FIRST CAR

Pondering the Principles of Proverbs

Ants

Go to the ant, O sluggard,
Observe her ways and be wise,
Which, having no chief, officer or ruler,
Prepares her food in the summer
And gathers her provision in the harvest.
How long will you lie down, O sluggard?
When will you arise from your sleep?
“A little sleep, a little slumber,
A little folding of the hands to rest”–
Your poverty will come in like a vagabond
And your need like an armed man.

(Pro. 6:6-11)

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