"Out of the ground, El-o-him (God)
formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air. El-o-him
(God) brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. Whatsoever
Adam called every living creature, that was its name. Adam gave
names to all the cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every
beast of the field; but for Adam, there was not found a helper fit
for him." (Genesis 2:19,20)
After God made Adam, he was given several
tasks to do. One of Adam's jobs was to name all of the animals.
God did not allow Adam to be idol and without responsibility. God
put him right to work!
Work is honorable. Let your work be
characterized by neatness and exactness. With this, the Lord is
well pleased. Pattern your life after the principle of "virtue".
Do you know what "virtue" is? Get some clues by reading about the
"virtuous woman" in Proverb 31. If you're still confused, look the
word "virtue" up in the dictionary.
"Who can find a virtuous woman?
for her price is far above rubies...she works willingly with her
hands...she brings her food from afar...she arises while it is yet
night and prepares food for her household...she stretches out her
hand to the poor and needy...she opens her mouth with wisdom; and
in her tongue is kindness...she considers a field and buys it...she
looks well to the ways of her household and eats not the bread of
idleness..." (Proverbs 31:10-27)
Virtue is not a trait to be valued
ONLY by girls. Boys! You should strive to be virtuous too! Those
who follow God's WAY are not lazy! The Bible says that Sodom was
destroyed because of laziness.
"This was the iniquity of thy sister
Sodom. Pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of IDLENESS was in
her." (Ezekiel 16:49).
My young friend. Beware of idleness!
By God's help, develop virtue instead.
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