(Proverbs 21:25 KJV) The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.
It is a tragedy when people “refuse” (3985) to “labour” (work NASB) (6213a). There are consequences.
I see the foundation for this way of life being laid daily in our public schools. The system is more concerned about self esteem than achievement, feelings rather than knowledge. I see kids being taught that no matter what they do they will go on to the next grade.
I see a continuation of it in our welfare culture.
This is deadly. It dulls the mind. It teaches sloth. It creates false expectations. It generates jealousy and envy.
So? We willing to work. Expect to work. Even more, work. Grace makes it possible. Grace expects it. Grace demands it.