12 Lessons from Proverbs on Laziness

  1. A person caught up in poverty will not escape his poverty by choosing to be lazy (Proverbs 10:4).
  2. No one ever became successful by being lazy (Proverbs 12:24).
  3. Mooching is laziness (Proverbs 12:27).
  4. The lazy are hungry for food that they won’t work for; whereas, the diligent are hungry for food they are willing to work for (Proverbs 13:4).
  5. The consequences of laziness can be painful (Proverbs 15:19).
  6. Laziness begets more laziness (Proverbs 19:15).
  7. Being lazy produces being stupid (Proverbs 19:24).
  8. Poor planning is lazy living (Proverbs 20:4).
  9. If you commit your life to being lazy, you might die from it (Proverbs 21:25).
  10. The lion within the soul – laziness – is worse than the hungry lion outside (Proverbs 22:13).
  11. You cannot hide laziness (Proverbs 24:30-31).
  12. It doesn’t take much to become lazy (Proverbs 24:32-34).

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