WORKING HARD IS PLEASING TO GOD: Do You Have God’s Work Ethic Or Just A Cultural One?

God opposes the “sluggards” mentioned 9x in Proverbs as well as “laziness” mentioned 15x in Proverbs. Here is a sample of 5 of the 24 passages on sluggards and laziness from Proverbs.


1- Proverbs 6:6-11 Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, 7 Which, having no captain, Overseer or ruler, 8 Provides her supplies in the summer, And gathers her food in the harvest. 9 How long will you slumber, O sluggard? When will you rise from your sleep? 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep— 11 So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, And your need like an armed man.

2-Proverbs 10:5 He who gathers in summer is a wise son; He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.
3-Proverbs 15:19 The way of the lazy man is like a hedge of thorns,But the way of the upright is a highway.
4-Proverbs 22:13 The lazy man says, “There is a lion outside! I shall be slain in the streets!”
5-Proverbs 26:12-16 Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him. 13 The lazy man says,

“There is a lion in the road! A fierce lion is in the streets!” 14 As a door turns on its hinges, So does the lazy man on his bed. 15 The lazy man buries his hand in the bowl; It wearies him to bring it back to his mouth. 16 The lazy man is wiser in his own eyes Than seven men who can answer sensibly.

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