An Honest Day’s Work

I recently saw a fellow wearing a T-shirt that had the following message—“Silly Liberals! Paychecks are for Workers!”

No matter how you vote, you have to admit that the Bible warns against laziness and encourages people to work for a living. Prov.14:23 says, “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” Paul had this to say to the Christians at Thessalonica—“For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.” We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies. Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the bread they eat.” (2 Thess.3:10-12).

Individuals, families, and yes, even our nation, would do well to learn this biblical principle—Honest work is profitable and laziness should not be rewarded.

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