Honey in the lion-1

Proverbs 26:13 “The slothful man saith, [There is] a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.”
Proverbs 26:14 “[As] the door turneth upon his hinges, so [doth] the slothful upon his bed.”
Two months ago, I was at a zoo and had the wonderful priviledge of watching the ‘majesty’ of the lion. I observed the lions for some hours and couldn’t just help but wonder at this creature of God. It was simply majesty personified. Every act of the lion was graceful. I saw the lion feed and heard it roar. It was a beautiful sight, but the roaring of a lion can sure make the bravest of men shiver. It can make the hairs on your body stand erect and make a man’s courage flee. One thought that was going on in my mind was that, this animal is caged and has such terrifying effect, what will it look like if you meet it outside the cage? All alone in a bush for instance!
I guess that is best left to the imagination! In our text for today however, Solomon said it’s only a slothful or lazy man that uses the lion as an excuse for not going out to fulfil purpose! Meaning the lion is too small to stop a man of purpose, very interesting! It sounds scary but that’s the truth, in actual fact a man of purpose knows that the lions will always be out there but he goes out all the same.
The world is certainly filled with lions. Lions of discouragement, procrastination, fear, envy, debt, these are all out there to stop you from becoming all God want you to be. A man of purpose however knows that inside the lion is Honey. He knows that until you conquer the lion you cannot find fulfillment. How do I mean?
Judges 14:5 “Then Samson and his father and mother went down to Timnah and came to the vineyards of Timnah. And behold, a young lion roared against him.”
Let’s pause here before we continue reading…It will shock you to know that, the word “Timnah” in the Hebrew means; a portion assigned… (to be continued)
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