We live in the world nowadays where people expect to “get the benefits” without doing the hard work. The “instant” mentality causes people to be impatient as they want the results now. “Quick-fix” is now in rather than wait and work. The value of working hard for something is slowly fading away. A lot of people are submitting to laziness, inaction and ineffectiveness. We must go back and learn the Christian principles of work and its value for us.
The Bible has a lot to say about work and its counterpart laziness – sluggard or slothful. The author of the Book of Proverbs even wrote this funny verse about the lazy person who always finds an excuse not to work and strain his body.
The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside! I shall be slain in the streets!” (Proverbs 22:13)
Let’s look at what the Bible says about work, with Jesus being one great example.