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Laziness

Persistent laziness should not be permitted. It's in the Bible, II Thessalonians 3:11-12, NIV. "We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies. Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the bread they eat."

Hard work should characterize the Christian's life-style. It's in the Bible, II Timothy 2:15, TLB. "Work hard so God can say to you, 'Well done.’ Be a good workman, one who does not need to be ashamed when God examines your work."

Lazy people are not successful people. It's in the Bible, Proverbs 10:4-5, TLB. "Lazy men are soon poor; hard workers get rich. A wise youth makes hay while the sun shines, but what a shame to see a lad who sleeps away his hour of opportunity."

Lazy people do not have good judgment. It's in the Bible, Proverbs 26:13-16, TLB. "The lazy man won't go out and work. 'There might be a lion outside!' he says. He sticks to his bed like a door to its hinges! He is too tired even to lift his food from his dish to his mouth! Yet in his own opinion he is smarter than seven wise men."

Here's a serious lesson for the lazy, courtesy of an ant. It's in the Bible, Proverbs 6:6-11, TLB. "Take a lesson from the ants, you lazy fellow. Learn from their ways and be wise! For though they have no king to make them work, yet they labor hard all summer, gathering food for the winter. But you—all you do is sleep. When will you wake up? 'Let me sleep a little longer!' Sure, just a little more! And as you sleep, poverty creeps upon you like a robber and destroys you; want attacks you in full armor."