GOD’S WORD ON BEING A SLUGGARD!!
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.
He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.
As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.
He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
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.
And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction. 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.
As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed. The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.
The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.
By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.
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.
His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow. And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow: Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury? And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds. (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)
(For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)
Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
2 Thessalonians 3:6-7
Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;
2 Thessalonians 3:10-11
For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.
1 Timothy 5:11-13
But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry; Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith. And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.