Proverbs 6:6

Go to the ant thou sluggard; consider her ways and be wise; KJV

The use of the word sluggard or slothful is most often used in the book of Proverbs. It means lazy and undisciplined. To be lazy and undisciplined has consequences as we see in verses 10-11.As we come across the sluggard as we continue our study of Proverbs we will find more consequences.

Consequences are painful but pain should be a warning to us that something is wrong and we need to find out what it is. In this case it is a lack of wisdom.

Wisdom can be taught but the lessons of wisdom can be learned if one will observe and consider what is observed. In this case a big lesson could be taught by a little ant.

Many lessons can be learned from observation including the slothful as Solomon demonstrates in Proverbs 24:30-34. In verse 30 we are told the slothful was void of understanding or “heart” as in “his heart was not in it.”  An example of this is found in Proverbs 23:7