Proverbs 24 - Key


[If] thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength [is] small.

About the day of adversity, I think of times when we're tempted to sin. When we know something would be wrong, we should have the strength to do what's right instead of fainting and giving in.


[Yet] a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

When my alarm clock went off this morning, I knew I really should just get up, but I felt really tired, and I thought it wouldn't make any difference if I just slept for a few more minutes. I thought I hit the snooze button on my alarm clock, but then I ended up sleeping for a lot longer. Afterward, I couldn't figure out why it never went off again. I think I hit the wrong button.

That was an example of a time of adversity, a little battle I had about whether I was going to do what was right or wrong. On those future mornings, I'll remember to show inner strength against adversity by not fainting like that when I should get up.

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