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Be Not Slothful in Business

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November 8, 2019



"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


"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


"‭‭Neither did we eat any man's 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."
2 Thessalonians 3:8-10, 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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