Laziness can ruin you (Proverbs 6: 6-11)-Proverbs 6:6 (NIV) Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! Proverbs 6:7 (NIV) It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, Proverbs 6:8 (NIV) yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. Proverbs 6:9 (NIV) How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? Proverbs 6:10 (NIV) A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest--Proverbs 6:11 (NIV) and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.
Laziness can make you poor (Proverbs 10: 4-5)-Proverbs 10:4 (NIV) Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth. Proverbs 10:5 (NIV) He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.
Lazy people work for others (Proverbs 12: 24)-Proverbs 12:24 (NIV) Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in forced labor.
Lazy people make excuses (Proverbs 22: 13)-Proverbs 22:13 (NIV) The sluggard says, “There’s a lion outside! I’ll be killed in the public square!”
Lazy people oversleep (Proverbs 26: 14)-Proverbs 26:14 (NIV) As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed.
Encourage lazy people to work (1 Thessalonians 5: 14)-1 Thessalonians 5:14 (NIV) And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
Lazy people should not be allowed to be freeloaders (2 Thessalonians 3: 10)-2 Thessalonians 3:10 (NIV) For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”