Thursday, April 3, 2014

Get Up Early, Stay Up Late...


I don’t go through my life comparing every marketing slogan I see to the Bible. For one thing, I don’t have a well-memorized verse for every conviction and belief I have.  I’m not saying my beliefs aren’t based on the Bible, because they are! I’m just saying that I can’t quote references for everything.

But once in a while something jumps out at me. Like this:

“Get up early. Stay up late. Change the world.”
Dutch Bros slogan.

“It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.” 
Psalms 127:2

I’m not complaining my any means. I don’t expect to find truth on the lid of my coffee cup. Whether it says “Dig Life,” “Hello Bestie,” or “Dutch Luv,” it’s just a good way to make a lid fun.
I just thought it was interesting that while the world says to burn the candle at both ends, getting up early and staying up late to change the way the world is, God says, “Get your sleep.” Whether you’re a night owl or a early bird, whether you need ten hours or are just fine with six, sleep is a good thing. It’s a gift from God.
But not without moderation, of course, because there are a lot of verses that say “love not sleep” and “arise, thou sluggard” and things like that.