(Pro 21:25 KJV) The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.
What is this “desire” (8378) that has the ability to kill us? I see it going in at least two directions. One target is the things desired. This seems to be a quality shared by people at all levels of wealth. It is part of the human condition. As we get older and experience more we desire more. A newborn does not desire ice cream because he has never tasted ice cream. There is however a desire for something to fill the void or remove the discomfort.
The second direction is to have without payment. In the market we call it theft. In the job market we call it “gold bricking”. We want to have a better paying job but are not willing to get the training it requires. We want a fresh salad but are unwilling to pick up a knife and start chopping. We want our sox picked up but think we are too good.
So? It may not happen overnight, but wanting without willing to work will kill you.