Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
And he replied, Ye are idle, ye are idle, therefore ye say, Let us go and sacrifice unto the LORD.
Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise,
As vinegar to the teeth and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those that send him.
The soul of the sluggard desires, and attains nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
He also that is negligent in his work is brother to him that is the great spendthrift.
Seest thou a man diligent in his work? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before obscure men.
I went by the field of the slothful and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding,
The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.
Whatever thy hand finds to do, do it with all thy might, for there is no work nor device nor knowledge nor wisdom in Sheol, where thou goest.
His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant; they are all dumb dogs; they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, they love to slumber.
His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful slave, thou knewest that I reap where I did not sow and gather where I have not scattered;
Moreover, ye yourselves know that these hands have ministered unto my necessities and to those that were with me.
Let him that stole steal no more, but rather let him labour, working with his hands that which is good, that he may have to give to him that is in need.
1 Thessalonians 4:11
and that ye procure to be quiet and to do your business and to work with your hands, as we commanded you,
2 Thessalonians 3:6
Now we charge you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walks out of order, and not after the doctrine which ye received of us.
1 Timothy 5:13
And reject also the idle, who have learned to wander about from house to house, and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
For God is not unjust to forget your work and labour of charity which ye have showed in his name, having helped the saints and helping them.
And because lawlessness shall abound, the charity of many shall wax cold.
This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spoke and taught diligently the things of the Lord, teaching only in the baptism of John.
Epaphras, who is one of you, a slave of Christ, salutes you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand firm, perfect and fulfilled in all the will of God.
Confess your faults one to another and pray one for another that ye may be whole. The effectual prayer of the righteous is very powerful.
1 Peter 1:22
Having purified your souls in the obedience of the truth, by the Spirit, in unfeigned brotherly love, love one another with a pure heart fervently,
1 Peter 4:8
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves; for charity shall cover a multitude of sins.
Nevertheless I have against thee that thou hast left thy first love, charity.
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot; I would thou wert cold or hot.