13 Apr 2016

Symptoms of Slothfulness Recognize the development of a sluggard God knows our hearts, and He warns us to guard them with diligence: “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23). We should be alert to signs of slothfulness and reject the temptation to put forth anything less than our best efforts. "Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to...

13 Apr 2016

Continuation - Denying Slothfulness Slothful behavior is often completely rationalized in the mind of the sluggard. He declares he would work if only there were fewer obstacles in his path. Because he has convinced himself that he is merely waiting for more favorable working conditions, he stubbornly denies accusations of laziness. “The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven...

13 Apr 2016

How to Conquer Slothfulness develop the disciplines of diligence The reproofs for slothfulness are painful: “The way of the slothful man is as a hedge of thorns . . .” (Proverbs 15:19). Yet, there is hope for the sluggard. God gives instructions both to him and about him. Study the Principles of Diligence If you tend to yield to slothfulness, determine to learn the principles of dili...