The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth! Proverbs 19:24

Let’s put it on the table, in what areas are you lazy? Not “are you lazy,” but in what areas are you lazy? How do I know you’re lazy? Well, we all are. We all have our weaknesses. We all don’t want to do things we don’t want to do (but know we should). So if we know we should do them, why don’t we do them?


It comes in many forms.

  • Spiritual laziness (neglecting Scripture, prayer, meditating on God’s word, helping those in need).
  • Physical laziness (you understand the term “couch potato”)
  • Mental laziness (not challenging your mind throughout the day and as you relax in the evenings)
  • Emotional laziness (not picking up the phone to phone a friend or hand writing that person a letter; it can also come in the form of being too tired to discipline a child)

Sure we joke at the picture this verse paints for us but our laughter soon turns more serious when we realize we’re the person in that picture!

Focus on ONE of those areas above today and make a difference!

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