Did it ever occur to you that we have more time on our hands than is good for us? Watch any old time movies or TV shows and check out how hard people worked, especially the women. In fact we could just remember how our grandparents lived and take a good lesson from them.
My granny’s idea of a moment of rest meant picking up her knitting needles to make socks or sweaters for the rest of the family. Now she might have watched TV while she did that, but she would never just sit with a cell phone in one hand, and the TV remote in the other. No, she was productive.
We talk about how busy we are today, but we all know we aren’t, not really, not all day.
We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies.
(2 Thessalonians 3:11, NIV)
Through laziness, the rafters sag; because of idle hands, the house leaks.
(Ecclesiastes 10:18, NIV)
Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also busybodies who talk nonsense, saying things they ought not to.
(1Timothy 5:13, NIV)
Prayer – Lord, we ask that you warn those of us who are idle and disruptive, so that we might not be a blemish on your Name. Amen (From 1 Thessalonians 5:14, NIV)