Proverbs 26:13 (KJV): “The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.”
COMMENTARY: Have you noticed that some people are professionals at avoiding work? Avoiding hard work? Avoiding consistent work? Some people always seem to have a convenient excuse for not working. The list is endless. Because they lack a core work ethic and a solid commitment to “manufacturing a living,” they go down the path of poverty, milking the system, mooching off others, and living a life of dissatisfaction and idleness.
APPLICATION: We all need to hit the pause button, rest and refresh. However, don’t allow your downtime to evaporate your core work ethic. Proverbs 26 and many other Scriptures clearly and firmly point to the dangers and foolishness of laziness. Labor is good, necessary, and God-ordained!
For Further Exploration
For further exploration about Proverbs 26:13 (KJV), read Proverbs and Work from the Theology of Work Bible Commentary.