Proverbs 14:23; Proverbs 6:10-11; Proverbs 12:24
Be a Man in Your Work
This is a simple truth: if you work hard, you profit. If you’re slothful, you will be ruled by the diligent. Proverbs 6:10-11 points out something often overlooked – sin often starts as a human need. We all need rest. But we must be watchful that we do not take it too far – sin is often in the extremes. We need to balance our work and rest. When we convince ourselves that we ‘deserve’ just a little more rest, we are prone to take it too far.
That is why vacations are so important – they provide rest, but they have a clear starting and ending point. We know when we are to rest, and we know when to get back to work. Our work and rest need boundaries.
- Set some clear boundaries in your life – for example, one could be that when you’re at work, you work, and when you’re at home, you’re with your family. Provide time for rest, but do not allow yourself to become too comfortable with sitting around.
Adapted From: http://bible.com