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Proverbs 13:4 ” The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.”

You don’t hear the word “sluggard” used very much today.  It’s definition is an habitually lazy person.  The sluggard in this verse,  refuses to work, but wants everything he desires to be just handed to him.  I see many Christians that are sluggards in the Lord.  They long for a closer walk with God…but they want someone else to do all the heavy lifting for them.  They want someone else to hand feed them choice bits from God, because they’re too lazy to open the Bible up for themselves.  Or they’d rather listen to a pod-cast on their phones than get their back-sides up off the couch and actually go to Church.  Laziness in the Lord will get you nothing.  But diligence in the Lord will strengthen you from the inside out.  For when you are motivated to know God better…He will meet you more than halfway.