A sloth moves so slowly that it grows fungus in its fur. A slug moves only 3 yards every eight hours. Perhaps that is where we get the words slothful and sluggish.
You’ll notice people who accomplish great things for the Lord generally are people who move at a brisk and steady pace. Those who whine and complain about how bad their luck has been and how unfair life is, generally resemble the sloth when it comes to their work habits.
Part of redeeming the time is learning to pick up our pace and work quickly. Most of us work to only a fraction of our capabilities. Yet the Bible warns us continually through the book of Proverbs about the dangers of slothfulness and being a sluggard. The sluggard places no value on time. He sees nothing wrong with letting it pass unimproved.
Let’s not follow the pattern of the sloth and sluggard. Let’s get busy right now and redeem the time!
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.