As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
No man wants to do business with a SLUGGARD, a man or woman too lazy to be useful to himself or others.
In Proverbs 6:6-11
Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,
Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.
How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.
We're advised to go to the ant. In many others verses in Proverbs it is made clear that diligence, being willing to work hard and do one's best at any job is a vital part of wise living.
The ants without supervision are able to work hard.
The scripture says of the ant provideth her meat in summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.
Unlike the SLUGGARD the ants know when to work and when to rest. So should we!
It is disastrous to have children or relatives who refuse to apply themselves where and when they should.
Forever they will be a burden to you. When they should be on their feet you have to carry them every inch of the way.
We have this man who lamented that at the age of 70 plus he still had to pay his children's rent and help cater for his grand children.
God expects us to work hard not to become rich, famous or admired, although these may be by-products but to serve him with our very best during our lives.
A man who decides to while away his time and enjoy when he should be studying or working will realize soon that there is nothing like something for nothing.
He will work when he should be enjoying. To his chagrin, he will realize he has been building on a faculty foundation that can support a solid, useful future.
Laziness turns us from our responsibilities and bring us to poverty.
Learn to work hard.
May God open our eyes oh Lord that we may be diligent in all that we do.
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