Bible Verses to Overcome Laziness

Bible verses to overcome laziness

How to Overcome Laziness Bible Verses
How to overcome laziness Bible verses include:


A. Characteristics of a lazy person Bible verses:
Bible verses that teach us the characteristics of a lazy person include:
1. The lazy person says, "There is a lion in the road, a fierce lion is in the streets"(Proverbs 26:13)
This shows us that a lazy person is full of excuses. They are prone to giving excuses for why they do not do what they know they are supposed to do.  

2. As a door turns on its hinges, so does a lazy person turn on their bed. (Proverbs 26:14) 
This shows us that a lazy person does not achieve anything just like a door which moves a lot but it does not get anywhere.

3. The lazy person buries their hand in the bowl because they are too tired to bring it to their mouth(Proverbs 26:15) 
This shows us that the lazy person can starve in the middle of abundance because they are too tired to do the work that is required. A good example is a person with an apple tree starving because but they are too lazy to pick the apples and take them to market to sell them.

4. The lazy person is wiser in their own eyes than seven truly wise people(Proverbs 26:16) 
This shows us that the lazy person is not wise but they actually deceive themselves by thinking that they are not only wise but that they are wiser than many people.
Open your eyes early and you shall be satisfied with bread Proverbs 20:13


B. Adverse effects of laziness Bible verses
Bible verses that teach us the harmful effects of being lazy include:
1. The desire of the lazy person kills them because their hands refuse to work. (Proverbs 21:25)

2. The person who is lazy with their work is just as bad as a destructive person. (Proverbs 18:9) 

3. The building decays because of laziness and the house leaks because of idleness. (Ecclesiastes 10:18) 

4. How long will you lie around, O sluggard? 
When will you wake up from your sleep? 
A little sleep, a little nap, a little folding of the hands to rest is what will cause poverty to attack you like an armed robber. (Proverbs 6:10-11) 

5. I passed by the field of the lazy person, the vineyard of the one who lacks understanding and it was full of thorns and covered with weeds.
Its stone wall was also broken down. 
When I saw it, I thought about it, examined it and learned a lesson: a little sleep, a little nap and a little folding of the hands to rest shall cause poverty to attack you like an armed robber. (Proverbs 24:30-34)
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest and so shall poverty come upon you like a robber and need like an armed man Proverbs 24:33-34

This proverb can also be adapted to a lazy blogger as follows:
I surfed the net and landed on the blog of a lazy person, the website of one who lacks understanding and it was full of flashing banners and covered with typos.
Its links were also broken. 
When I saw it, I thought about it, examined it and learned a lesson: a little sleep, a little nap and a little folding of the hands to rest shall cause poverty to attack you like an armed robber. (Proverbs 24:30-34)  
I am becoming rich because I am diligent Proverbs 13:4


C. Bible verses to help you overcome laziness
Bible verses that you can use to help you overcome laziness include:
1. Go to the ant, you sluggard and consider her ways so that you can be wise. (Proverbs 6:6)
This shows us that we have to study ants if we want to overcome laziness. 

So what can the ants teach us about defeating laziness? 
a. The ants do not have a leader, overseer or ruler but they store up their supplies during summer and gather their food during harvest. (Proverbs 6:7-8)

This means that ants do not have a boss or supervisor telling them what to do but they motivate themselves to do the right things at the right time.

This proverb also teaches that the ants do the right thing at the right time since they gather their food during harvest and store up their supplies during summer and not in winter. 

Therefore do not wait for people to motivate you. Learn to encourage yourself so that you can do what you have to do at the right time by setting goals. To learn more read Christian Goal Setting by Dr. Miriam Kinai.
Christian goal setting

In addition to setting goals, you should also meditate on anti-laziness Bible like the following so that you can stop being lazy:
1. The person who tills the land will have plenty to eat, but the one who is frivolous will be very poor. (Proverbs 28:19)

2. I am becoming rich because I am diligent. (Adapted Proverbs 13:4) 

3. Open your eyes early and you shall be satisfied with bread. (Proverbs 20:13) 

To learn more read How to Fight Laziness with Bible Verses by Dr. Miriam Kinai.
How to fight laziness with Bible verses



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