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Go to the Ant

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Go to the ant , thou sluggard consider her ways, and be wise
Proverbs 6:6

This is from a poster I have at home for my older children.
It is called the 'Go to the Ant Chart'
It has eleven sections - each containing some very simple thought provoking questions fit for adults as well as children
I will share a section each day....starting below

SERVING GOD

Are you not serving someone that you know needs help?

In as much as ye have done it unto the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me
Matthew 25:40

Are you working only when someone is watching you?

...not with eye service as men pleasers, but as servants of Christ...
Ephesians 6:6

Are you doing less than your best?

Whatsoever your hand findeth to do, do it with thy might
Ecclesiastes 9:10


 
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Gratefulness

Are you complaining?

In everything give thanks for this is the will of God
1 Thessalonians 5:18


Are you taking care of the blessings God has given you?

He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster
Proverbs 18:9

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits*
Psalm 103:2




* Added not from the Go to the Ant poster
 
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HONESTY

Are you making excuses?

The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.
Proverbs 22:13

Are you pretending to not hear?

Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin
James 4:17

Are you lying about what you have finished?

A poor man is better than a liar
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roverbs 19:22

Are you stealing because you have been lazy?

Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
Ephesians 4:28

Are you sneaking away before you have finished?

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
Proverbs 10:26

 
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Humility

Do you want others to serve you?

But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant
Matthew 23:11


Do you think that what YOU want is most important?


The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason

Provers 26:16

Will you only work if you know there will be a reward?

It is more blessed to give than to receive

Acts 20:35

Are you afraid to try because you might do something wrong?

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in His way.
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with His hand.
Psalm 37:23-24




 
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Perseverance

Are you allowing yourself to be distracted by other things?

Let thine eyes look right on and let thine eyelids look straight before thee
Proverbs 4:25

Do you think your task is too hard?

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me
Philippians 4:13

Are you rushing to finish a task?

The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of everyone that is hasty only to want
Proverbs 21:5

Are you not finishing what you started?

And let us not be weary in doing well; for in due season we shall reap if we faint not

Galatians 6:9
 
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