This stage sticks with the facts of scripture and provides a tap-root for all of the next three stages.)
Second base—UNDERSTANDING (This stage selects some key words and identifies their meaning. Principles are identified. Attempt to put in your own words without changing the meaning). Here is what I wrote: “A slothful person desires something which he does not possess such as power, reputation, influence, position, or pleasure. He covets or thinks frequently about how he can get those things. However, since he is slothful (skilled at avoiding work or making excuses he never sees his desires fulfilled.) This kills him with bitterness and envy. The righteous on the other hand works so he can give and spare not. There is more hope for a fool than a sluggard. (Proverbs 26:16 (This stage provides fiber or confidence for the next stages.)
Third base—WISDOM (This is the stage where I identify at least one way I will apply this scripture to my life today)
I desire a good marriage so I will work at it today by listening on purpose to her at least twice with undivided attention. Second, instead of coveting the possession of another I will give some possession of mine to a person that needs it.
Home—WALK. (This is the stage where I actually realize the truth becoming a reality in my life. A sluggard seldom gets to this stage because each stage increasingly requires more work.) Now, all day long I will be looking to live out this scripture by putting off slothfulness (getting) and putting on righteousness (giving and sparing not)
I would enjoy hearing how you processed this verse