Proverbs 6:10 (Mini Sermon)


10. Pro 6:10 - "Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:" A. Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, i. Solomon continues his condemnation of the sluggard. ii. Yet - I. 1. a. In addition, or in continuation; besides, also; further, furthermore, moreover; with a numeral or the like = ‘more’, as yet a, yet one = ‘another’, ‘one more’ a. The sluggard is always wanting just a "another" 15 minutes or just "one more" hour of sleep. b. But just another 15 minutes turns into 30, 45, or 60 minutes as the snooze button keeps getting hit. iii. He always needs just "a little" more sleep. a. Little adj. - I. Opposed to great. Often synonymous with small. b. His slothfulness is more easily justified and rationalized if it is only "a little" more sleep. c. But a bunch of "littles" soon adds up to "a lot." B. a little folding of the hands to sleep: i. Fold v. - 6. a. trans. To lay (the arms, etc.) together, so as to overlap; to clasp (one's hands) together. Also intr. for refl. In mod. use freq. with together. ii. People often fold their hands together when they sleep, either in front of them or under their head. iii. This "little" sleep (laziness) ends up compounding over the course of years, and it eventually ends up in one's property being overgrown and left in ruin (Pro 24:30-34). iv. Slothfulness will eventuate in one's buildings falling down (Ecc 10:18). v. A fool foldeth his hands together (sleeps) and eateth his own flesh (destroys himself through laziness) (Ecc 4:5). a. He will bring himself to poverty and hunger which will consume and harm his body (Pro 19:15; Pro 23:21). b. He will also destroy his family who are his flesh (Gen 2:24; Gen 29:14; Isa 58:7).
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