"The sluggard does not plow in the autumn;
he will seek at harvest and have nothing."
Remember the story of the little red hen? . Oh, go ahead; watch the video. You know you want to! I think maybe the author was reading in the Proverbs when he decided to write that story. I rather think it is not just for children but for us all.
What silly animals! we say. How absurd of them to refuse to help when they could have had yummy homemade bread to eat. All they had to do was help out a little. Mothers, please teach your children the value of hard work. Don't allow them the non-beneficial temporary pleasure of growing up lazy. You will have regrets. Unfortunately, our society has provided through welfare and other means for people to be compensated for not working. But the Bible clearly states that, ".If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat." (2 Thessalonians 3:10) We are doing a disservice to our children if we do not both live out this passage and teach them the value of work. If your child refuses to work, don't let him eat! He won't starve. (Grandkids, I know you're loving this, aren't you?)
If you need a short Bible study project, look up the verses in the Proverbs that speak of the sluggard. In fact it would be a great project for the children to see what God has to say about the benefit of work versus slothfulness. Have them do it if they are old enough to read. Have you ever noticed that God has the answers to life's questions if we will only seek them?
Have a busy, profitable day,
I'm linking today with my friend Linda at Prairie Flower Farm: