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The Slothful Student – 1

Key Verse

“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”

Text — proverbs 26:12-16


Nowadays, you can find on social media the amazing testimonies of school leavers that made distinctions in different examinations or the first class students that won many laurels in their universities in different nations across the world. A review of their success stories always shows that they were all diligent, disciplined, dedicated and determined to succeed.

In contrast to the life of the achievers, the slothful in our Bible text today is a pathetic failure.The slothful have some bad characteristics, including: self-conceit, self-confidence, complaints/giving excuses, lack of goal setting and planning, procrastination, fear, idleness and too much sleep. The slothful students always postpone work and complain about everything, including teachers, time, textbooks, time-table, difficult subjects, body weakness, and hunger. Christian students that exhibit the traits of the slothful are living outside the will of God. They must be diligent in their studies like the Lord Jesus who declared, “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work” (John 9:4). A lazy student is not entitled to success.


A lazy student is not entitled to success.


Stop postponing what you ought to do now.

Prayer for today

Lord, make me diligent like you

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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