“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