A BIBLICAL LOOK AT “LAZINESS”
Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.
Blessed art thou, O land, when thy king is the son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness! By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.
If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be. He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.