Is laziness really that bad?

Updated: May 6


Laziness and being a sluggard goes beyond just not wanting to do your chores or daily tasks. It is more then just not wanting to make your bed or clean your room.


Laziness is a problem with your heart and attitude. Laziness is a symptom of a prideful spirit which is a sinful problem. Laziness shows that you believe that your own desire to do your own thing and not take care of your responsibilities trumps doing the right thing. A lazy and sluggish attitude come by when a person is too consumed with their own relaxation and not caring about staying busy with productivity.


Proverbs 10:4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. Proverbs 10:5 He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame. Proverbs 12:11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding. 


If you want to be successful you have to have a working attitude. Working for you though is vain. Everything you do here for yourself and your own desires is temporal. When you work and do for the Lord Jesus your actions and deeds are eternal. Colossians 3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 


Everyone will produce fruit or results. The question is do you want to produce good fruit or bad fruit? Bad fruit would be either the lack of fruit or carnal temporal fruit which is produced by laziness or improper work. Being productive is not always good. You can be productive in the wrong things. Just because you do something good does not mean it is what is best for you. Staying in the center of God's will and always seeking his desire for your life is what's best.


Spiritual fruit would never come from laziness. Spiritual fruit is eternal. and if you do not produce good fruit you are not beneficial to the Lord. Matthew 3:10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Matthew 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 


Whether you are working your normal job, doing your school work, doing your household chores/daily tasks, or a ministry with your church, nothing will get done if you are lazy. There is so much more I can say. I"m sure I can write a boo on the topic. I hope you take away from this blog that laziness is bad and should be discouraged.

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