The sin of killing time"Only fools idle away their time." Proverbs 12:11Idleness 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 eviland 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 5:14J.A. James.
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.
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.Krispy