Work vs. Following Frivolity

Proverbs 12:11  

He who tills his land will be satisfied with bread, but he who follows frivolity is devoid of understanding.

Once again, wise King Solomon stresses the benefits of hard work. A farmer who works his fields will enjoy the food it produces and the peace of mind of knowing he will have food in the days ahead. But the person who “follows frivolity,” who places fun and entertainment before work, will not have that satisfaction. He will have worry and want.

Matthew Henry comments: “It is men’s folly to neglect their business, for then they come to want bread, and make themselves burdensome to others, eating the bread out of other people’s mouths.”

For more about laziness vs. work, see “Diligence: Why Does God Prize It?

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