Today, we embark on another pivotal topic concerning idleness. Is it acceptable for a Christian to be idle? What role does idleness play in God’s plan for humanity? These are the inquiries we aim to address in today’s discussion. Idleness is defined as spending time without purposeful activity. In God’s design, nothing on Earth is intended to be idle, as evidenced by the activities of animals, plants, and humans alike. God has crafted us all as beings who not only consume but also labor for sustenance. An intriguing aspect of God’s design for humanity is that every means of sustenance necessitates effort; without such exertion, survival becomes untenable. This underscores the inherent necessity for us to engage in productive work; indeed, we are created to labor.

Text: Acts 20:27, Hebrews 6:9, John 3:16, Proverbs 30:24, Proverbs 12:23, Ecclesiastes 10:18, Genesis 2:5, proverbs 19:15, Proverbs 18:9, Proverbs 21:5,25, Proverbs 22:13, Proverbs 24:30 Proverbs 26:14-15

The Wisdom of the Ants (Proverbs 30:24)

If there’s a creature worthy of emulation, it’s the ant. As depicted in scripture, despite their lack of strength, ants never suffer from hunger because they grasp the principle of working for sustenance. Regrettably, many believers today exhibit a tendency towards laziness, preferring to rely solely on receiving from people rather than engaging in productive labor. Is this the demeanor that a Christian should embody? I believe not.

As humans, we must engage in both giving and receiving—participating in transactions of exchange—to avoid falling into poverty. The key to practicing this lies in abstaining from idleness (Proverbs 12:23-25). In God’s economy, there is no room for idleness. Some of us are idle both physically and spiritually, You can’t be spiritually dormant, doing nothing and expect God’s experiences.

God’s greatness is evident in how He has endowed all His creatures with intelligence; not a single creature on earth, even as small as an ant, is without it. How much more you and I, who have been given even greater intelligence to bless ourselves. The question is, are we utilizing it? Brothers and sisters, there is an urgent need for us to make use of the gifts God has bestowed upon us to improve our lives. It’s time to stop making excuses and complaining. We need to take action for God to bless our efforts. You cannot remain idle and expect God to bless you in your idleness.

Another thing to be cautious of is wastefulness, God does not have the attitude of wasting things, so where do you get yours from as Christians? It is a sin to be wasteful, it’s not an act of God, whether what you got was a gift from someone or you bought it, you should not waste it regardless – it’s a sin!

Adam Called to WorkGenesis 2:5

We need to understand that what we are raising with you in today’s review is what you can’t see it God right from the beginning, God was never idle and will not be, the bile right there in Genesis, initializes the workings of our almighty, and this was exactly what he made sure he inculcate into Adam, he withhold rain from failing until Adam came to the picture. If Adam was called to work, then who are we? – Don’t forget that he was working even before sin came, what sin brought was just hardship, but it didn’t stop work.

I’ll round up this review calling out the youth to work. We can’t be slothful and expect God to be happy with us, we can’t be idle and expect God to bless you, you can’t be earning and spending it on unnecessary things, you can’t be wasting God’s provided resources and expect him to smile at you – At all !!!

I live us to ruminate on these things and remember that The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour. Let’s get to work and see how God will open the windows of heavens for us.

Don’t Be Idle !!!!