Friday, January 6, 2012
Pro 20:4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
There are those who make things happen, those who wish they could make something happen and then there are those who simply ask, "What happened?"
In our increasingly entitled society in which we depend more and more on the government and charities and less and less on God and our work ethic, laziness has been greatly encouraged. Why work when you can be a couch potato, watching your stories, the game shows. Ellen and Dr. Oz, eating bon-bons? Meanwhile, that same person will continue increasing in girth, sensing that the diabetes, heart disease and bad knees that will certainly ensue from this slothful lifestyle will be taken care of by family, namely, Uncle Sam and Big Brother.
These same sloths vote for the candidate who is most likely to redistribute the wealth to benefit them.
Of all the false gods that people worship, one of the most insidious is the god of laziness. You and I both know a lot of people who are not only lazy, but they so worship their right to laze about that they get angry when they are called upon to do the simplest of tasks. It seems as if their existence is infringed upon when you compel them to lift a finger.
When compelled to search for a job, take a walk, or simply get their backside to church, the excuses start.
"I would, but my lumbago is acting up."
"It's a bit cold out, I may do it when it warms up a bit."
"I'm going to visit my grandma."
"The cable man is coming today or tomorrow, or maybe the next day, and I have to be home when he gets here."
"I am waiting for my check to come in the mail."
Solomon nailed it when he made this little quip about lazy people, they'll use anything as an excuse, but in the end, they will end up with nothing. And when we come before the Heavenly throne, the just Judge will have one of two declarations in summation: “Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter thou in to the joy of thy Lord.” Or “thou wicked and slothful servant, why didn’t you at least do something? Take from him what he has and give it to the industrious servant.”