We are commanded to work, and there is no reason for any healthy person not
to work. Yes we all go through some rough times during our life, but if you keep
looking and trust in the Lord, you will find work. There is always something one
can do, even if it means volunteering time to help others while waiting for
something to come along.
It is in this way we show our faith and obedience, as well as, an example to others of what one can achieve by working. God is a provider, not only for his people, but for all that attempt to provide for themselves.
Exodus 20:8 " Six days you will labor, and do all your work."
Proverbs 6:9-11 " How long will you sleep you loafer? When will you rise from your sleep? ... So will your poverty come as one that travels,"
Proverbs 13:4 " The soul of the loafer desires, and has nothing, but the soul of the industrious will be full."
Proverbs 18:9 " He that is slack in his work is a brother to him that is a great waster."
Proverbs 21:25 " The hunger of the lazy kills him, for his hands refuse to work."
Proverbs 24:30-34 "I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction. Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man."
Proverbs 26:14 " As a door turns upon its hinges, so does the lazy upon his bed."
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 "... to work with your own hands as we command you, that you may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that you may lack of nothing."
2 Thessalonians 3:10-12 "For this is a command, if there are any among you that do not want to work, then do not feed him."
1 Timothy 5:8 "If there are any that do not provide for themselves, especially his own family, he does deny the faith, and he is worse than an unbeliever."
Idle hands can only breed mischief and damnation
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