What is wrong with idleness?
It is lamenting that Jeremiah 29:11 is frequently separated with the next two succeeding verses (vv. 12-13).
Consequently, most of us Christians use this as an excuse and a false comfort trying to convince ourselves that the Lord will be in control of our success. Yet, looking deeply in the results of our life, we are not ready to be with the Lord through a simple “SEEK Me” SACRIFICE in the daily rhythms of our lives.
We will never find success if we will not seek the real SOURCE of it.
There is no such thing as instant success. There will always be a sacrifice behind it.
The Lord is the only source of wisdom and inspiration of all real successful people. He teaches, instructs and delivers us from all our iniquities including false comfort and ungodly beliefs about instant prosperity.
4 Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth. Proverbs 10:4-
11 Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense. Proverbs 12:11
4 Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing. Proverbs 20:4
Warning Against Idleness
6 In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us. 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you, 8 nor did we eat anyone’s food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you. 9 We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you to imitate. 10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”
2 Thessalonians 3:6-10
Apart from Him, we can do nothing, we are nothing and nothing is achieved best without His blessing!
Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.