10 things the Bible says about laziness

10 insightful things the Bible says about spiritual laziness

We take a look at what the Word of God has to say about spiritual and all kinds of laziness.

The Bible has a lot to say about laziness. On one occasion, it warns that it can lead to poverty. In another verse, it encourages Christians to avoid lazy people. Here are 10 things the Bible says about laziness:

Proverbs 6:9–11 -

“How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.”

Proverbs 10:4 -

“A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.”

Proverbs 12:11 -

“Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.”

Proverbs 12:24 -

” Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in forced labor.”

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Proverbs 13:4 -

“A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.”

Proverbs 14:23 -

“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”

Proverbs 18:9 -

“Whoever is lazy regarding his work is also a brother to the master of destruction.”

Proverbs 19:15 -

“Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless go hungry.”

Second Thessalonians 3:6 -

“Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us.”

1 Corinthians 15:58 -

“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”


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