Verse 5: “He who gathers in summer is a wise son; He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.”
There is a season - turn, turn, turn
And a time for every purpose under heaven
These words were made famous to many by The Byrds in the mid 1960’s. Although recorded several times before and since, Pete Seeger first put the lyrics to music in 1959. Even then Pete Seeger wasn’t the originator. The originator was the very same person that wrote today’s “gold nugget”, “He who gathers in summer is a wise son; He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.” There is a time to work and a time to rest. In addition to Proverbs and others, Solomon wrote the book of Ecclesiastes. In this book he originated the words that Pete Seeger would put to lyrics 3,000 years later.
Lord, I know that I want things right now that are better for later just as sometimes I want to do things later that need to be done right now. Help me to seek the wisdom in your Word that shows me how to tell the difference. Amen