“Because of laziness the building decays, and through idleness of hands the house leaks.” – Ecclesiastes 10:18
Ecclesiastes 10:18 illustrates for us how the lazy and idle leave UNATTENDED things that NEED ATTENTION, sometimes needing immediate attention. The upkeep of buildings is left unattended for too long and they begin to decay. When one should have been working on maintaining their home they are lying around. Even with things that need immediate attention, there is inaction. As the rain falls the roof leaks, yet it is not patched, leaving a mess EVERY time. (And don’t expect the idle to clean up the mess).
Both the lazy and the idle are IRRESPONSIBLE WITH RESPONSIBILITIES. Their inaction has consequences that are negative and destructive.
Proverbs 12:27 is a contrasting verse that speaks volumes to HOW we are to live. It gives the contrast of the lazy by telling of the diligent. Proverbs 12:27 says, “The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting, But diligence is man’s precious possession.”
The DILIGENT DOES WHAT MUST BE DONE WHEN IT MUST BE DONE!
The LAZY and the IDLE leave undone what must be done until it is irreparable.
Continue Strong with a STRONG WORK ETHIC