Wisdom Centered Labor
Passage: Proverbs 6:6–11
Marks of the Person Controlled by Laziness
Proverbs 6:9-10, et al.
- The lazy person is indecisive
- Proverbs 6:9
- The lazy person procrastinates
- Proverbs 6:10
- Proverbs 26:14
- The lazy person makes excuses
- Proverbs 26:13
- Proverbs 22:13
- The lazy person does not finish what he or she starts
- Proverbs 26:15
- The lazy person is all talk and no action
- Proverbs 14:23
- Proverbs 26:16
Marks of a Diligent Laborer
Proverbs 6:6-8, et al.
- The diligent laborer is internally motivated
- Proverbs 6:6-7
- The diligent laborer is not afraid of hard work
- Proverbs 6:8a
- The diligent laborer is always thinking about the future
- Proverbs 6:8b
- Proverbs 20:4
- Both the lazy and the diligent will reap what they sow.
- Proverbs 6:11
- Proverbs 12:11a
- We must seek to put off laziness and strive to diligently labor in all of our pursuits (career, family, church) for the glory of God.
- Colossians 3:17, 23, 24
- Proverbs 27:23-24
- Am I marked by laziness or diligent labor?
- Do I practice an appropriate balance of diligent labor in all aspects of my life (career, family, church)?
- What are my primary regular and irregular areas of service at NRBC?