Sermons

Wisdom Centered Labor

June 30, 2019 Preacher: Ryan Brice Series: Proverbs: Knowing Wisdom

Passage: Proverbs 6:6–6:11

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

 

So What?

  • 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


Further Discussion

  • 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?

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