Tuesday, June 22, 2010

This blog I want to write about Laziness (slothfulness). First, I want to define these words.
Lazy:adj. la•zi•er, la•zi•est
1. Resistant to work or exertion; disposed to idleness
2. Slow-moving; sluggish:
3. Conducive to idleness or indolence:
Slothful – Disinclined to work or exertion: lazy
These two words basically mean the same thing. So I am going to use the word slothful. The Bible uses this word a lot, especially in the book of Proverbs. You can see slothfulness in a lot of places you go. People do just what they have to get by and not a bit more. You can especially see this in the work place. I can tell you an example that I had happen this past week. We went to a pizza buffet and it was to have the buffet at 5:00. We got there a little after. They had the salad bar up. 1 pizza done, mash potatoes, and carrots. I go for the chicken. Anyway, we sat there for a bit. Do you know what the workers were doing, standing by the cash register talking about their day. It was almost 5:30 before the buffet had stuff on it. What was bad is one of the people chatting was the manager. People learn from example.

Pr.6:6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
Pr 6:7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,
Pr 6:8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.
Sluggard is define as slothful or lazy.
Another way that I think people get lazy in is planning for the future. I know that Christ can come at any moment. But I don’t think he meant for us to just sit around and not provide for your future. Otherwise I don’t think He would have given us scriptures on providing for our future. Look at the verse Pro. 6:8.
People tend to want things handed to them. I think why my children have a good work ethic is because they had to work for the things they want. Nowadays it seems like children want the parents to hand them the stuff.
Pr 13:4 ¶ The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat
Oh, the excuses you hear from people as to why they don’t work.
Pro 20:4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
Also, it is just irritating to others when they are working hard and the other is just standing around. People tend to only do enough to get by.
Pr 10:26 ¶ As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
Next blog I will take a look at the diligent person. Also, I am aware that there are a lot of people that can’t work or do things because of illness. To them I know that they are not lazy. I know that they are probably so wishing that they can do things. But to them I say you can. You can be an encourager, a prayer warrior. Lots of things you can do. So until next time!