Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for giving me the opportunity to be productive. Amen
Reading: Proverbs 6:6-11
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: Don’t you just love that translation? Go to the ant, you lazybones. I don’t imagine that “lazybones” really applies to any of us. But this bit of wisdom gives all of us opportunity to think about work. (Even in retirement most of us are still very productive!!) Hopefully, most days it’s not just a job that you do, but actually something that you enjoy. The mug says, “Do what you like, like what you do.” God give us the opportunity to be productive, to do work that benefits others and hopefully makes the world a better place.
So, today as you go about your business, be reminded that God is with you, encouraging you to do good work. --Jim Bricker, Chaplain to Camp Mount Luther’s Summer Staff
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