Is Laziness a Sin?

When we think about the word "sin", we attribute it to drinking, adultery, murder etc and feel that we are living a good Godly life.

We fail to see the big consequences of laziness. The work that is left undone, the prayer never prayed, the gospel never shared, the help never extended, the light never shined - all of them are sinful and affects our lives and the lives of people whom God has placed in our lives.

According to James 4:17, we sin by not doing the good thing we are supposed to do.

Our lives are time-bound. We have opportunities to store up treasures in heaven only during our limited time. Rest, spending good time with family and friends etc. are good and can bring glory to God. But being idle, doing nothing and purposefully wasting the time and resources God has given us is a sin.

Sloth is unwise. Wise people know the value of God-given life, time, opportunities and resources.

Proverbs 6:6 - Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

Slothful people always find excuses for not working.

Proverbs 26:13-16 - The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.

Proverbs 20:4 - The sluggard will not plough by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

Slothful people are often left with unmet desires because of their lack of action.

Proverbs 21:25 - The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.

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