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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Challenge of the Day: Be productive

There are a variety of problems associated with an idle mind.  A person may become extremely analytical, excessively worried, or more easily overcome by temptation.  In addition to all of this, a lack of productivity usually leads to a lack of profit as well.  God warns us of the dangers of idleness many times in the bible.  A couple of examples are listed below.

In all labor there is profit, but idle chatter leads only to poverty.  Proverbs 14:23

Because of laziness the building decays, and through idleness of hand the house leaks. Ecclesiastes 10:18

Laziness casts one into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger.  Proverbs 19:15

Look, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom:  She and her daughter had pride, fullness of food, and abundance of idleness; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.  And they were haughty and committed abomination before Me; therefore I took them away as I saw fit.   Ezekiel 16:49-50

The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eats little or much; But the abundance of the rich will not permit him to sleep.  Ecclesiastes 5:12

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