My Musings On Proverbs

“I passed by a lazy person’s field, the vineyard belonging to a person without sense. I saw that it was all overgrown with thistles. The ground was covered with weeds, and its stone fence was torn down. When I observed ⌊this⌋, I took it to heart. I saw it and learned my lesson. “Just a little sleep, just a little slumber, just a little nap.” Then your poverty will come like a drifter, and your need will come like a bandit.”

Proverbs 24:30-34 GW

It must have been refreshing to walk around the city; maybe to say hello to people of the kingdom or just to get some fresh air. I am imagining  King Solomon on an evening stroll. He must have concluded that this man was LAZY and without COMMON SENSE after he had seen his field and vineyard.

A few deductions:

Field/Vineyard– Mind, Business, Job. Although the words Field/Vineyard being a person’s mind seem to stay with me.

Thistles/Weeds– Wrong thinking, Procrastination, Improper use of time, dwelling on the past, lack of preparation. You name it- The list is endless.

Stone fence– The garrison around his mind, sense of judgment, right association, inability to make the right decisions, and knowledge.

Wise Solomon learned a quick lesson and gained insight by observation. The owner of this field/ mind must have arrived here because he loved to sleep, rest, daydream and recess more than he loved to put his mind to work. He probably loved to fantasize about his lush and greenfield but had refused to do what was necessary to get there! If the mind is the seat of power, this man was powerless!

His field was now an abandoned home taken over by the very things that would choke life out of it. So- to put it in another way- He had lost his mind to the things mentioned above. The owner of this field could not successfully plant anything in his field because thorns and thistles were waiting to devour them.

The result of this according to Solomon’s observation was lack, poverty and constant want. The man who this mind belongs to needs to clear it of weed and thistles; and to do this he needs to exchange sleep for conscious effort, taking action and diligence especially if some of these weeds have taken root.

The key to his success is not in planting new seeds right away but in:

Abandoning his love for sleep 😴  and do away with “not taking action”

Removing and clearing  the weeds and thistles

Feeding the land, making it fertile and able to nourish the right seeds ( water it, Cultivate it)

Then beginning to plant 🌱 little by little.

What do you say??