Working Hard And Not Being Lazy
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Idle hands make one poor,
but diligent hands bring riches.
Do not lack diligence; be fervent in spirit; serve the Lord.
The diligent hand will rule,
but laziness will lead to forced labor.
The slacker craves, yet has nothing,
but the diligent is fully satisfied.
The slacker does not plow during planting season;
at harvest time he looks, and there is nothing.
The plans of the diligent certainly lead to profit,
but anyone who is reckless certainly becomes poor.
so that you won’t become lazy but will be imitators of those who inherit the promises through faith and perseverance.
There is profit in all hard work,
but endless talk leads only to poverty.
For the drunkard and the glutton will become poor,
and grogginess will clothe them in rags.
Do you see a man skilled in his work?
He will stand in the presence of kings.
He will not stand in the presence of unknown men.
The son who gathers during summer is prudent;
the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful.
In fact, when we were with you, this is what we commanded you: “If anyone isn’t willing to work, he should not eat.”
He speaks about these things in all his letters in which there are some matters that are hard to understand. The untaught and unstable twist them to their own destruction, as they also do with the rest of the Scriptures.
Impose heavier work on the men. Then they will be occupied with it and not pay attention to deceptive words.”
Solomon’s proverbs:A wise son brings joy to his father,
but a foolish son, heartache to his mother.
Therefore, dear friends, while you wait for these things, make every effort to be found at peace with Him without spot or blemish.
The one who guards his mouth protects his life;
the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin.
Whatever your hands find to do, do with all your strength, because there is no work, planning, knowledge, or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.
- Active Lifestyles
- Avoiding Poverty
- Business Ethics
- Diligence And Laziness Contrasted
- Diligence, Results Of
- Diligence, Rewards Of
- Doing Your Best
- Forced Labour
- Hard Tasks
- Idleness Leads To
- Idleness, Consequences Of
- In Men's Presence
- Leisure, Nature And Purpose Of
- Men Working
- Poverty, Causes Of
- Servants, Good
- Serving God
- Sloth, Leads To
- Success And Hard Work