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Be Not Slothful in Business

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December 24, 2023

"Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;"
Romans 12:11, KJV

"And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises."
Hebrews 6:11-12, KJV

"Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine . . . But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry."
2 Timothy 4:2, 5, KJV

"Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you; Neither did we eat any mans bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you: Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us. For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing. And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother."
2 Thessalonians 3:6-15, KJV

"And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house . . . Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one NIGHT AND DAY with tears."
Acts 20:20, 31, KJV

"For ‭the kingdom of heaven is‭ as a man travelling into a far country, ‭who‭ called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.‭ And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.‭ Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made ‭them‭ other five talents.‭ And likewise he that ‭had received‭ two, he also gained other two.‭ ‭‭But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.‭ After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.‭ And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.‭ ‭‭His lord said unto him, Well done, ‭thou‭ good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.‭ He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.‭ His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.‭ Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:‭ And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, ‭there‭ thou hast ‭that is‭ thine.‭ ‭‭His lord answered and said unto him, ‭Thou‭ wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:‭ ‭‭Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and ‭then‭ at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.‭ Take therefore the talent from him, and give ‭it‭ unto him which hath ten talents.‭ For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.‭ And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.‭"
Matthew 25:14-30, KJV

"Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise . . . How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?"
Proverbs 6:6, 9, KJV

"The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute . . . The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious."
Proverbs 12:24, 27, KJV

"The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat."
Proverbs 13:4, KJV

"The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain."
Proverbs 15:19, KJV

"He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster."
Proverbs 18:9, KJV

"A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again."
Proverbs 19:24, KJV

"The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing."
Proverbs 20:4, KJV

"The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour."
Proverbs 21:25, KJV

"The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets."
Proverbs 22:13, KJV

"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 24:30-34, KJV

"The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets. As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed. The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth."
Proverbs 26:13-15, KJV

"‭‭Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.‭ See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,‭ ‭‭Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.‭ Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord ‭is‭.‭"
Ephesians 5:14-17, KJV

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