Fools Made Wise #26

Proverbs 10:26:

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.

The twenty-sixth comic of Fools Made Wise starts with Pop asking James to go to the store to pick up some feed for him. James tells him he will go right away.

Pop then turns to Leroy and tells him that he needs him to go to the Hardware Store. In response, Leroy launches into a LONG list of excuses: #1: It’s Tuesday, the second day of the week. According to Leroy, it’s bad luck to work on even days. #2: Leroy recalls a bad event that happened a few Tuesdays ago that soured him to working on Tuesdays.

Thinking to himself how foolish this all sounds, James tells Pop he will go to the Hardware store too. As the comic ends, Leroy is still listing off reasons why he can’t do what Pop asked him. Sigh…oh, Leroy.

This comic shows us in glaring detail how true Proverbs 10:26 is. As vinegar aggravates the teeth, and smoke irritates the eyes, the same frustration is felt when we try to send a sluggard to do anything substantial. Like Leroy, they have a laundry list of reasons why they can’t do the thing you’re asking them.

But we don’t have to be like that! Because Jesus did everything to make us right with Him, when we accept that, we become NEW people with a NEW work ethic. Colossians 3:17 tells us, “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” So with the Lord’s help, let us work hard, not making crazy excuses why we can’t, but doing everything we can to honor Him!

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