Summary: Speaks against Laziness..(The sluggard)
Are you idling tonight???
Are you living falsely??
If you are then I have bad news for you tonight!!
YOU AIN’T THE ONLY ONE!!!
There are three types of people in this world!!!
1-Those who don’t know whats happening!
2-Those who only watch what’s happening!
3-Then there’s those who make things happen!!
Wise people make things happen!!!
Wise people take the BULL BY THE HORNS!!
When a problem arises – they take action!
Wise People are always waiting and
praying and seeking God – and ready for
any problem that could occur!!
READ SCRIPTURE HERE
We are not to be lazy and here in Proverbs
It’s warning us about Idleness and laziness!!
It’s calling lazy people sluggards!
A slug is a slimy creature that has no shell
And crawls very slowly and has no direction!
Do you want to be lazy and live in poverty
And go through life with no direction???
GOD DON’T WANT THIS FOR YOU!!!
And never have anything to show for your life??
God wants you to be productive in this life!!!
Remember the parable of the talents in
The book of Matthew.
How the Lord gave five talents
(five million in gold) to one and he
Gained five and the other He gave two
talents and he Gained two more.
Remember how the Lord was upset with the
One that received one talent and never
Reaped or Gained any because He knew the Lord was A Hard Man??
The Lord said thou wicked and slothful servant
Thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not
And gather where I have not strewed!
So The Lord took it from Him and gave it
To the one who had ten talents!!!
So how long are you going to Laze around and
Do nothing with your talents!!
Church this will affect every part of your lives!!!
You’ll be affected Mentally, Physically
Socially, Emotionally, Spiritually, and it’ll
Result in your lives being un-fulfilled
And the potential that was un-realized
Will be catastrophic!!!!
Laziness cause’s more damage than you
Can possibly imagine!!!
PROVERBS 19:24 PUTS IT LIKE THIS:
A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom
And will not so much as bring it to his mouth again!
I’ve known people that are to ornery
to feed themselves
That’s getting pretty bad!!!!!
This is all very humorous and probably exaggerated
Somewhat but its so very true.
Listen what Proverbs 26:14 says
As the door turneth upon his hinges
So doth the slothful upon his bed!!!
This is talking about someone who is lazy
Going nowhere – wasting his life away!!!!
We have to work Church – Work for the Lord!
I have known people just since I have lived
Here in Ohio, that are extremely Lazy,
I don’t have much for anyone who wont work.
One kid that comes to mind has had every good
Job in Northwest Ohio.
And on every new job the next thing you know
He calls in and is just to lazy to work!!!!
Then he doesn’t have a job anymore!!!
You gotta love em!!!
Matthew 11:28 says
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are
Heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
You see it don’t say all you lazy people come
To me and I will take care of you – does it?
It’s talking about people that work and Labor!!
PSALMS 132:4 SAYS
I will not give sleep to mine eyes
Or slumber to mine eyelids!!!
People we gotta take action!!!!
Then the lazy person will say why should we??
Its so much easier to sit and complain or they
Point their finger and put the blame on someone else!
Why would we take action - when we can blame
Someone else – we’ll blame our Dad or Mom
Or our Husband or our Wife or our Brother or Sister
Or Friends or our Supervisor or
Our Teacher, or Pastor, or the Evangelist, or the Government, Or Worst of all GOD!!!
How about we blame something on the DEVIL???
If you want to live right tonight
LIVE FOR GOD!!!! It ain’t gonna be downhill
All the way!!!!! Its an up-hill battle!!!!!
But its gonna be worth the hard ride!!!!!
There will be gates of pearl, walls of Jasper
Streets of pure gold and an ever flowing
River of Life!
Before you can build a bridge to improve
Your life you have to move the Barrier walls!!
Let the Bible lead you and
Give you understanding about life!!!!!
We presume to much about tomorrow.
Don’t assume anything or make any plan
Because we don’t have any promise of it!!!
JAMES 4:13 & 14 SAYS
Go to now, ye that say, today or tomorrow
We will go into such a city, and continue
There a year. And buy and sell, and get gain.