We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised. Hebrews 6:12
Sometimes it’s interesting to look up a word in the dictionary and see what it really means. “Lazy” means “not easily aroused to activity.” A lazy person just doesn’t want to try very hard. For example, lazy students don’t make much effort in school; they don’t study very hard or do their homework well. They might even try to get someone else to do it for them!
There is something inside all of us that wants to be lazy. But the Bible teaches that we must not be lazy when it comes to our faith. Instead, we need to be willing to make an effort. We are to follow the examples of people in the Bible who demonstrated faith and patience, even when they had problems.
That’s how they grew strong spiritually. It’s good advice because being lazy— especially being lazy about prayer and reading our Bibles—in the long run doesn’t feel good. There’s nothing like jumping in, doing a task well, and then
feeling the satisfaction of a job well done.
Dear Lord, Help me to be faithful to my work, both at home and in school and help be to remember to prayer and read the Bible so that I can be everything you want me to be. Amen.