Proverbs are not Guarantees
Doug Wilson, as usual, has a more amusing take on it than most:
The book of Proverbs does not give us head-for-head commitments and promises. They are proverbs. A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and sometimes you wind up in Congress banning light bulbs for the rest of us. But as a general rule, hard work leads to wealth, and laziness to poverty, only not in every instance.
I couldn’t put it better myself.
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