Loafing or Plowing?

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Someone once noted, “The height of laziness is a fellow who gets up at five in the morning so he can have more time to loaf.”  Laziness can affect any of us. There are times for leisure and relaxation.  There are appropriate times for rest.  Many of us would be quick to deny a habit of taking “time to loaf,” but how many of us would admit that we have a habit of wasting too much time?  With the luxuries of TV’s and smart phones productivity can and does become highly hindered.  The temptation is to make excuses for the slack in time, but the lack of our results and outcomes prove our guilt.  To be honest this principle applies not only at work, but in any area of life.  If our home life, our social life, or even our spiritual life is lacking, the real problem may be staring at us in the mirror.  The Bible tells us, “If you are too lazy to plow, don’t expect a harvest” – Proverbs 20:4 CEV.  Those are not pleasant words by any means, but they are very practical.  Life takes work.  If we find ourselves wasting certain areas of it, we must repent and get our hands back on the plow.  It is very tempting to loaf, but it is far more profitable to actively be about our own business.

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