Day 207: Laziness

Proverbs 26:14-15

Just as a door turns on its hinges, so a lazybones turns back over in bed. A shiftless sluggard puts his fork in the pie but is too lazy to lift it to his mouth.


Laziness is the habit of resting before you get tired from your labors.

The writer of Proverbs isn’t sympathetic to a lazy person. He mocks their inaction and questions their purpose of existence. He ridicules the inability to lift a fork to satisfy a good taste of life. He compares the turning of the sloth to a door on hinges.

An authentic man is very active and even aggressive in getting things done. Action is a prerequisite to success. You’ve heard it said, “It is easier to turn a moving car.” The same is true for us – it is easier to go in the right direction while taking action.

“I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frighted by procrastination and laziness.” – Denzel Washington.

God has bigger plans for you than being seduced by the sofa. 


The greatest temptation for a man is comfort.

Read Proverbs Chapter 26


  1. John Lund on June 2, 2020 at 7:14 am

    I miss the video and the reading of the Proverb!

  2. Clyde on December 10, 2020 at 5:09 am

    I missed the video and the reading also. I read it, and I wondered for a minute. Have I become too lazy to read it. This is just me looking in the mirror.

  3. Heath on June 5, 2022 at 8:35 am

    That’s funny. As soon as I read the title and saw there was no video I thought Neal is sending a message. I did prefer the order format where I could read along with the video, but either way this is my favorite morning devotional.