Essay about The Old Testament, Diligence And Laziness

1205 Words Oct 11th, 2016 5 Pages
After reading and having analyzed through the Wisdom Books of the Old Testament, diligence and laziness are a common theme. It is shown many different ways which is viewed more positively and less unfavorable. The act of being diligent and lazy may be tangled, but they are also two completely different interpretations. In the Old Testament, the book of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes provide the most relevant content dealing with the dilemma of diligence versus laziness. Therefore, gaining from what there is to be understood from the Bible, the book of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes are two of the most important Old Testament books in regards to teaching.
The book of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes give a large amount of details based on the Hebrew interpretations in regards to diligence and laziness. In order to decipher what the Bible talks about diligence and laziness, the first thing that needs to be done is finding the meaning of each other these two words. The word diligence means someone who is careful and puts in effort to accomplish a certain task due to their determination. As for laziness is someone who has the quality or state of being lazy. The book of Proverbs uses the word sluggard, to resemble a lazy sluggish person, like a slug that drags itself. Proverbs 6:6-8 says, “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores it provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.” Take into account that, “A…

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