Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (8th February, 2016)

Posted: February 8, 2016 in Uncategorized

February 08, 2016

IDLENESS

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Proverbs 24:30-34

The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Proverbs 13:4

 

Idleness is a state of not working, not being active, not being employed and doing nothing. Idle people habitually do nothing and avoid work.

Idleness is the negative personal trait that accounts for most of the poverty in the world.

“Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger” (Proverbs 19:15).

Idleness is the negative personal trait that accounts for the decay and deterioration of everything.

“By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through” (Ecclesiastes 10:18).

Idleness is a negative personal trait that God considers to be a sin. “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy” (Ezekiel 16:49).

“The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour. He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not” (Proverbs 21:25-26).

Credit: Dag Heward-Mills

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