Day 207: Laziness

Day 207: Laziness
July 26, 2014 Neil Kennedy


Proverbs 26:14-15

Just as a door turns on its hinges, so a lazybones turns back over in bed. A shiftless sluggard puts his fork in the pie, but is too lazy to lift it to his mouth.


Laziness is the habit of resting before you get tired.

The writer of Proverbs isn’t sympathetic to a lazy person. He mocks their inaction and questions their purpose of existence. He compares the turning of the sloth as to a door on hinges. He ridicules the inability to lift a fork for the satisfaction of a good taste of life.

An authentic man is very active and even aggressive to get things done. Action is a prerequisite of success. You’ve heard it said, “It is easier to turn a moving car.” The same is true for us – it is easier to go in the right direction while we’re taking action.

“I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frighted by procrastination and laziness.” – Denzel Washington

God has greater plans for you than sitting on the comfort of a couch.


The greatest temptation for a man is comfort.

Read Proverbs Chapter 26


  1. John Lund 2 years ago

    I miss the video and the reading of the Proverb!

  2. Clyde 2 years ago

    I missed the video and the reading also. I read it, and I wondered for a minute. Have I become too lazy to read it. This is just me looking in the mirror.

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