In Touch Devotional 9 October 2021 Dr Charles Stanley: Identifying Laziness

In Touch Devotional 9 October 2021 with Dr Charles Stanley: Identifying Laziness

In Touch Devotional 9 October 2021 with Dr Charles Stanley: Identifying Laziness

Welcome to In Touch Daily Devotional for Saturday 9th October 2021 written by Dr Charles Stanley. may the Lord Almighty bless you as you read.

DR CHARLES STANLEY 9 OCTOBER 2021 IN TOUCH DEVOTIONAL

TOPIC: IDENTIFYING LAZINESS

Scripture: Proverbs 6:6-11
6 Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise,
7 Which, having no [a]captain, Overseer or ruler,
8 Provides her [b]supplies in the summer, And gathers her food in the harvest.
9 How long will you [c]slumber, O sluggard? When will you rise from your sleep?
10 A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep—
11 So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, And your need like an armed man.

In Touch Devotional 9th October 2021 with Dr Charles Stanley: Message

Sometimes it’s difficult to see sin in our own life, especially if it’s something that doesn’t stand out as obviously evil. That’s the problem with laziness—it’s viewed as an acceptable weakness rather than a sin. Those who live in a pattern of laziness have trouble seeing clearly what they are doing wrong, and they find criticism unreasonable (Prov. 26:16).

To determine whether laziness is a problem in your life, consider these characteristics:

• Making excuses for not doing a task.
• Avoiding doing things you don’t like, even if they’re your responsibility.
• Not considering the future outcome of your inaction.
• Needing outside coercion to complete tasks.

The consequences of laziness are serious. In the workplace, there is the possibility of frequent criticism, probation, or even termination. In the home, a buildup of frustration could result in harsh words, and children may copy their parent’s undesirable habits and suffer as a result.
We may be able to fool ourselves by thinking that laziness is no big deal, but God isn’t pleased with poor attitudes, careless ways, and shoddy efforts. He wants us to do our work heartily, as unto Him (Col. 3:23).

Bible in One Year: Matthew 19-21

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