SCRIPTURE: SCRIPTURE: By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through. Ecclesiastes 10:18
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Rest belongs to those who work; to rest without work is to rust.
It has been established that for every provision in scriptures, there are conditions to follow. When these conditions are ignored, the outcome is failure and frustration.
There are conditions in scriptures needed to live in Divine health, free of sicknesses and afflictions. One of these conditions is working diligently.
Hard work assists healthy life; diligence assists longevity. Idleness equals decadence and indolence equals degeneration.
Our anchor scripture tells us that …By much slothfulness the building decayeth… and 1 Corinthians 3:9 refers to us as God’s building. This means that we are God’s building, and if we refuse to work, we begin to degenerate.
There is dignity and energy in labour. God’s servant, Bishop David Oyedepo once said that it is not hard work that wearies people; it is wrong work. Rest belongs to those who work; to rest without work is to rust.
Now, how does work enhance health?
1. Productive work releases the body’s potential and energy. There is vitality that is released by dynamism.
2. Idleness invites the curse (Amos 6:1). In fact, there is no greater curse than idleness and indolence.
3. God works with workers; He moves with movers (John 5:17).
Beloved, live productively. Pour your life’s energy into something productive for life and eternity. Let your life be filled with the excitement of assignment. A life that is not productively busy is a burden. A life that is not working is not worthy.
REMEMBER THIS: Rest belongs to those who work; to rest without work is to rust.
1. Engage yourself in profitable and diligent work.
2. Shun every form of idleness and indolence.
O LORD, I ask for the grace to work diligently in order to remain healthy in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: CONDITIONS FOR DIVINE HEALTH (PT 1-10).
DAILY READING: Jeremiah 48:1 to 49:22, 2 Timothy 4:1 to 22, Psalm 95:1 to 96:13, Proverbs 26:9 to 12.
QUOTE: Your work determines your worth. Culled from, 30 SECRETS TO THE TOP by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACTS: A tarantula can live without food for more than two years.
TODAY IN HISTORY: 25/10/1760 – George III becomes the King of Great Britain.