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23rd February 2024


Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 

The Bible urges us to be responsible and diligent in our work, no matter who we are or what we are doing. One reason is because laziness will never give us the things we want, or even the things we need. More than that, others will suffer because of our laziness — not only our families, but society as a whole. If no one wants to work, little will ever get done, and our society will sink deeper and deeper into poverty and hopelessness. The Bible says, “Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth” (Proverbs 10:4). 

The Bible also warns us against laziness for another reason: a lazy person is not making use of the abilities and talents God has given them. God has put each of us here for a purpose, and His will is for us to be diligent in doing it. In one of His parables, the Lord Jesus rebuked those who bury their talent instead of putting it to good use (Matthew 25:14-30). 

Perhaps we have failed today to teach our young people the value of work, and if so, our society will suffer. But instead of being frustrated, ask God to make you an example or mentor to your fellow workers by helping them understand the value of work and develop the skills to do their jobs well. Whatever talents God has given you, ask God to help you to use them in His service.

Bible Reading

Bible: Matthew 25:14-30.


Father, use the talents You have given me, in Your service. In Jesus precious name I pray. Amen.



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