The end of the chapter of Proverbs 24 deals with the ways of the slothful. The writer says he sees a place broken down, covered in weeds and unfinished. Most of us have witnessed the very same thing in hundreds of areas. Things started that were never finished. Starting something is not near as important as finishing it. Some people are incredible at vision and creativity; they are great starters, but not always good finishers. If we were running a relay, then there is safety in being a starter. But if the thing requires both starting and finishing, then we could be in trouble. Solomon stated he received instruction when he looked at the half finished-wall. Proverbs 24:33 says, “a little sleep… a little folding of the hands.” Things that are subtle, small, insignificant, not really important… seemingly minor, yet major!
Finishing is what matters in God’s economy!
That is with the assumption that we have started this lifelong building project with Jesus. Jesus is said to be the author and FINISHER of our faith. If he has started this with you and I, then He has every intention of finishing this in us. But we have to participate in the building! How much are we giving Jesus to work with?