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
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."