Day 139: Lazy Bones

Day 139: Lazy Bones
May 19, 2014 Neil Kennedy

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Proverbs 19:15

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


Laziness leads to purposelessness.

If you read the Bible, you will soon discover a disdain toward laziness. God didn’t make us be lazy. Our physical bodies are not designed for prolonged leisure.

My grandfather was a very strong man – a man’s man. His physical strength didn’t come from the gym, but from the hard work of a glass factory. As a boy, I would have him show me his biceps – they were huge! After he retired, I saw a very strong man sit down. He had nothing to keep him moving. He sats down in his Lazy Boy recliner (one of the worst inventions every made) and grew increasingly tired and large. He hated what he morphed into the last few years of his life. His weight gain caused his knees tremendous pain. He struggled to get out of the Lazy Boy.

A few years ago, I saw a very successful man take an early retirement. He had made enough money to live very comfortably the rest of life and leave a good inheritance for his children. However, after he retired he began to wander aimlessly. He actually took on the nature of a busybody – getting into other people’s business and meddling in other people’s affairs.

We should live our life in perpetual motion toward fulfilling our purpose. That’s not to say that we don’t take days off. In fact, God ordered a day for a rest, reflection, and recharging. We should enjoy the fruit of our labor. But that is very different from shifting our energy down to a crawl and becoming lazy.


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Read Proverbs Chapter 19

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