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Student Sluggards

Key Verse

“The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing” (Proverb 20: 4).

Text — Proverbs 20: 4-7


A sluggard is a person who is lazy, stupid, and idle or exhibits slothful habits. A sluggard is a poltroon or a mean-spirited wretch. Nothing kills a person like idleness. A lazy person has over a thousand reasons why he or she will not work, read, or support others to achieve a meaningful purpose. The cumulative effect of being a sluggard is poverty. Some common attributes and characteristics of a student sluggard are: blaming others, making excuses, creating false impression, dodging activities, joining bad groups, cheating in exams, instability, faithlessness, complaining and wretchedness.

God did not create anybody a sluggard. The principle of work is written into all of God’s creation; though God provides food for every bird, He does not throw it into its nest – they go out to seek it. Are you a student sluggard? If you do not attend classes regularly, pay attention in class, take down notes, do given assignments and study regularly, then what are you? A sluggard, of course. Is Christ your Saviour? Have a little talk with Him for a change.


Nothing kills a person like idleness


Diligence changes poor records.

Prayer for today

May the word sluggard not be mentioned concerning me, O God!

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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