Simple idleness is another common cause for Christians to drift away from the good work God calls us to do. We live in a culture that highly values entertainment, thus much of our time is spent on TV, movies, gaming, etc. While it takes effort to pursue whatever passion the Lord has put in your heart, it’s so much easier to plop on the couch and pull up Netflix. We all need breaks and time to relax, but how often are we just being lazy?
1. Do you ever “get tired of doing good?” (v. 13) How can you find your motivation again?
2. How do you feel about Paul’s command: “Those unwilling to work will not get to eat”?
Challenge: Take an honest inventory of how you spend your time for the rest of the week. Do you feel your amount of leisure time is appropriate? Pray for the Holy Spirit’s conviction and guidance in making changes if they’re called for.
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