“Labor And Laziness” by “The Daily Encouraging Word”

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From The Encouraging Word Ministries

From The Daily Encouraging Word

“Hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” Pr 14:23 NIV In the book of Proverbs, Solomon uses the word sluggard no less than seventeen times. A sluggard isn’t a person who would work but can’t find a job; a sluggard is a person who could work but won’t. The story is told of a fellow who applied for assistance at the welfare office. The official asked, “Why do you need financial aid?” He replied, “Because I’m having trouble with my eyes.” The official asked, “What’s the nature of your eye trouble?” The man replied, “I just can’t see myself going to work every day.” And every sluggard has eye trouble. Or it doesn’t bother him as long as somebody else is doing the work. President Theodore Roosevelt was right when he said: “Extend pity to no man because he has…

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