LAZY

LAZY

By

SOUGHTOUT EMEKA MATTHEW

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE LAZY

 Hebrew words for laziness are:

  1. 1. ‛âtsal or aw-tsal’ It is a primitive root; to lean idly, that is, to be indolent or slack: – be slothful.
  2. 2. ‛âtsêl or aw-tsale It means indolent: – slothful, sluggard.
  3. remı̂yâh or rem-ee-yaw’ remissness, treachery: – deceit (-ful, -fully), false, guile, idle, slack, slothful.
  4. râphâh or raw-faw’ it is a primitive root; to slacken (in many applications, literally or figuratively): – abate, cease, consume, draw [toward evening], fail, (be) faint, be (wax) feeble, forsake, idle, leave, let alone (go, down), (be) slack, stay, be still, be slothful, (be) weak (-en).

Greek words for laziness also are:

  1. katanarkaō or kat-an-ar-kah’-o and ναρκάω narkaō which means to be numb; to grow utterly torpid, that is, (by implication to be slothful. Figuratively, to be expensive, to be burdensome and chargeable.
  2. nōthros or no-thros’ meaning to be sluggish. Literally, it means to be lazy and figuratively, it means to be stupid, dull or slothful.
  3. oknēros or ok-nay-ros’ meaning tardy. That is, indolent. Figuratively, it means irksome, grievous or slothful.

With the above Biblical definitions, we have arrived to the points that to be lazy is to be slothful, to be sluggish, indolent, etc.

Sometimes, laziness is not about not working rather it is about not working harder. This is because, the slothful works and also have business; but what they lack is diligence.

Laziness is also about being slow to work. Laziness is about preferring rest than work.

Laziness is also about using the time to work for resting. And when it comes to enjoying the fruit of your labour, they have nothing to enjoy at the end of the day.

I have discover that the reason why have much poor people in every country is not because of the economy, lack of opportunities to be rich, no poverty alleviation programs, etc. but because; the people are lazy. Until there is cure for laziness, we will keep having much people being poor in our countries. That is the reasons why I have glean twenty effects of laziness so that we can know them and choose to break-free from it in order to break free from the life of begging and poverty.

TWENTY EFFECTS OF LAZINESS

One of the cure to laziness is understanding the effects of laziness. When one get to know these facts, he/she will have a rethink and make a better choice. below are twenty effects of laziness. We should learn and avoid it.

  1. IT MAKES A LAZY PERSON NOT TO TAKE CARE OF HIMSELF/HERSELF

Pro 19:24 Some people are too lazy to take care of themselves. They will not even lift the food from their plate to their mouth. ERV

Pro 26:15 Lazy people are too lazy to lift the food from their plate to their mouth. ERV

  1. IT CAUSES LAZY PERSONS TO LOVE SLEEP AND REST AND THEREFORE, BRINGS HUNGER INTO HIS/HER LIFE.

Lazy folks and bed are inseparable. The love sleep and rest so much.

Pro 19:15 Laziness brings on sleep, and an appetite for rest brings on hunger. ERV

  1. IT WILL WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE TAKE AWAY ALL YOU HAVE

Pro 6:9-11 You lazy people, how long are you going to lie there? When will you get up? You say, “I need a rest. I think I’ll take a short nap.” But then you sleep and sleep and become poorer and poorer. Soon you will have nothing. It will be as if a thief came and stole everything you owned. ERV

  1. IT MAKES LAZY PEOPLE NOT TO GET WHAT THEY WANT IN LIFE

Pro 12:27 Lazy people don’t get what they want, but riches come to those who work hard. ERV

  1. IT OFFERS LAZY PEOPLE LIFE OF PAIN AND SORROWS

Pro 15:19 For lazy people, life is a path overgrown with thorns and thistles. For those who do what is right, it is a smooth highway. ERV

  1. IT MAKES LAZY PERSONS TO LIVE A LIFE OF EXCUSES FROM WORKING JUST TO REMAIN LAZY

Pro 26:13-14 A person who is lazy and wants to stay home says, “What if there is a lion out there? Really, there might be a lion in the street!” Like a door on its hinges, a lazy man turns back and forth on his bed. ERV

  1. IT MAKES LAZY PEOPLE TO STICK ALWAYS IN THEIR BEDS.

Pro 26:14 Like a door on its hinges, a lazy man turns back and forth on his bed. ERV

  1. IT MAKES THE LAZY PEOPLE TO FEEL THEY ARE WISER THAN OTHERS.

Pro 26:16 Lazy people think they are seven times smarter than the people who really have good sense. ERV

  1. IT MAKES LAZY PEOPLE RELY ON OTHERS FOR HELP. AND THEY COMPLAIN AND QUERRY WHY OTHERS CAN’T HELP THEM.

Psa 74:11 Why won’t you help us? Use your power to defeat our enemies! ERV

  1. IT WILL MAKE LAZY FOLKS END UP LIKE SLAVES THIS IS BECAUSE; IT WON’T ALLOW THEM TO WORK HARD.

Pro 12:24 Those who work hard will be put in charge of others, but lazy people will have to work like slaves.

  1. IT MAKES YOU TO BE A WASTER.

The scripture reveals that a lazy person is equals a great waster. That is to say, a lazy person is not different from a great waster. He wastes time, substances, etc and still be in want and nothing is his/her life changes.

Pro_18:9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

  1. IT MAKES LAZY FOLKS NOT TO HAVE THE DESIRE OF THEIR HEARTS.

Pro 13:4 Lazy people always want things but never get them. Those who work hard get plenty.

  1. IT MAKES LAZY FOLKS POOR

Pro 10:4 Lazy hands will make you poor; hard-working hands will make you rich.

  1. IT MAKES LAZY FOLKS WORK FOR LESS IMPORTANT PEOPLE

Pro 22:29 Skilled workers will always serve kings. They will never have to work for less important people.

1Ki 11:28 Jeroboam was a free man. Solomon saw that this young man was a skilled worker, so he made him the supervisor over all the workers from the tribes that descended from Joseph.

  1. IT WILL NEVER TAKE YOU TO A PLACE OF HONOUR

Pro 22:29 Skilled workers will always serve kings. They will never have to work for less important people.

 1Ki 11:28 Jeroboam was a free man. Solomon saw that this young man was a skilled worker, so he made him the supervisor over all the workers from the tribes that descended from Joseph.

1Ki 12:20 When all the Israelites heard that Jeroboam had come back, they called him to a meeting and made him king over all Israel. The tribe of Judah was the only tribe that continued to follow the family of David.

  1. IT MAKES THE LAZY FOLKS TO CAUSE THEIR OWN DESTRUCTION

Pro 21:25 Lazy people will cause their own destruction because they refuse to work.

  1. IT MAKES LAZY FOLKS TO BE WICKED AND NOT BEING USEFUL OR UNPROFITABLE TO THEIR EMPLOYERS.

Mat 25:26 “The master answered, ‘You are a bad and lazy servant! You say you knew that I harvest what I did not plant and that I gather crops where I did not put any seed.

  1. IT MAKES LAZY FOLKS TO LACK THE SENSE OF PROFITABILITY

Mat 25:26-27 “The master answered, ‘You are a bad and lazy servant! You say you knew that I harvest what I did not plant and that I gather crops where I did not put any seed. So you should have put my money in the bank. Then, when I came home, I would get my money back. And I would also get the interest that my money earned.’

  1. IT WILL MAKE WHAT LAZY FOLKS HAVE BE TRANSFERRED TO THE DILIGENT.

Mat 25:26-28 “The master answered, ‘You are a bad and lazy servant! You say you knew that I harvest what I did not plant and that I gather crops where I did not put any seed. So you should have put my money in the bank. Then, when I came home, I would get my money back. And I would also get the interest that my money earned.’ “So the master told his other servants, ‘Take the one bag of money from that servant and give it to the servant who has ten bags.

  1. IT MAKES LAZY FOLKS SPEAK AGAINST THEIR EMPLOYERS AND ALSO BRING REGRETS AND TEARS TO THEM.

Mat 25:26 “The master answered, ‘You are a bad and lazy servant! You say you knew that I harvest what I did not plant and that I gather crops where I did not put any seed.

Pro_10:26 As vinegar to the teeth (Sign of regrets), and as smoke to the eyes (Sign of Tears), so is the sluggard to them that send him.

Would you like to be a lazy person or a hard working fellow? The choice is yours!

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