“She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.” Proverbs 31:27 (KJV)
There are several great things the King Lemuel’s mother taught him about the virtuous woman and today we are reminding ourselves about one of those virtues that apply to both men and women.
“She looks well to how things go in her household, and the bread of idleness (gossip, discontent, and self-pity) she will not eat.”
The bread of idleness as defined by this verse of the scripture consists of gossip, discontent, and self-pity.
A child of God does not get involved in gossip in any shape or form. As carriers of the good news of the kingdom, you cannot carry along the contraband scandal with the Kingdoms business that God has assigned to you.
“But godliness with contentment is great gain.” 1Timothy 6:6 (KJV)
This verse encourages you to be content with what you have.
It does not mean that you should not aim higher in every realm of life but avoid every spirit of discontentment in your lifestyle.
Contend only for the faith and stop causing dissatisfactions, quarrels, and confusion in the relationships you are in because of your idleness.
Say good things that build up with your mouth.
Self-pity is one of the weapons of the enemy to make you disqualify yourself from the rich inheritance you have in Christ Jesus.
The enemy will always want you to see the weakness of your life and will not tell you that Jesus already paid the price with HIS own life that all those things you or somebody else is telling you that you are not having are all yours in the Kingdom inheritance.
“For God will never give you the spirit of fear but the Holy Spirit who gives you mighty power, love, and self-control.”
2 Timothy 1:7 (TPT)
Resolve today that you will not eat the bread of idleness involving gossip, discontent, and self-pity. Jesus is the True Bread of life that you should partake.