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Joined: 2008/1/14
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 The sin of killing time

The sin of killing time

"Only fools idle away their time." Proverbs 12:11

Idleness is a complicated vice. Yes, I say VICE!

First it is a most wasteful vice. It wastes time,
which is more precious than rubies; it wastes a
man's mental faculties; it wastes property.

Idleness is a disgraceful vice. How reproachful is it
in a being made to be active, to spend life in doing
nothing, and to throw away his mental powers in sloth.

Idleness is a criminal vice. God has commanded
us to be active, and will call us to account for the
sin of killing time.

Idleness is a dangerous vice. Doing nothing is next
to doing evil—and is sure to lead to it. From its very
inaction it ultimately becomes the active cause of all
evil. "The Devil tempts all men; but the idle man
tempts the Devil."

Idleness is a wretched vice. An idle man is the
most miserable of all God's creatures. Woe be
to the man who is doomed to bear the pain and
penalties of a slothful disposition.

"And we urge you, brothers, warn those
who are idle." 1 Thessalonians 5:14

J.A. James.


 2008/2/29 7:08Profile

Joined: 2006/5/22
Posts: 2635
Nottingham, England

 Re: The sin of killing time

A timely word.

If I were now to catergorise idleness, it could start a war!

Then again, perhaps not, but I don't intend to find out either.

Let's just be wise in how we spend our time.

Let's spend it for God, then it won't be wasted.

God bless.

 2008/2/29 7:14Profile


We in America have taken idleness to an art form. I know I am guilty.

At the same time, let's keep in mind that on the seventh day God rested. And that is still a scriptural principle that we need to apply to our lives. But a lot of Americans have about 4 days of rest a week instead of 1.


 2008/2/29 8:35

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