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Proverbs 10:4 ” Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.”

Having been in Nursing Administration most of my life, I’ve interviewed and hired a lot of staff.  And the one thing I always looked for was a good work ethic. A first-rate candidate needed to be hardworking, thorough, and patient…while someone who seemed inconstant, lax, and careless would be looked over for the position.  Proverbs 12:24 tells us that, “Diligent hands will rule but laziness ends in slave labor.”  Developing a good work ethic will get you far, not only in your career, but your life.

Proverbs 26: 14 ” As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed.”

According to the dictionary, the word sluggard means a slow or lazy person.  But the term lazy can mean much more than just not wanting to work.  We may be a sluggard towards daily time in God’s Word…preferring rather  to mindlessly scroll our phones.  We may be a lax sluggard,  who acknowledges God’s plan and purpose in our lives…but prefers the comfort of our recliner and Media Center more.  A sluggard is doomed to poverty so the Proverb says…destitute in both material and spiritual things.