There should never be a lazy Christian. There, i said it.
A lazy Christian is a bad testimony for other people, to those who have yet to commit their lives to Jesus. Even Jesus worked. He was known as the carpenter’s son. It would be safe to assume that before Jesus started His ministry, He worked with His earthly father, Joseph.
It is clearly commanded by the Apostle Paul in this portion of scripture: “Those unwilling to work will not get to eat.” Those are tough words. Biblical commentator, Matthew Henry explain this to us, “Industry in our callings as men, is a duty required by our calling as Christians.”
Hard work or industriousness is a duty of a Christian. We cannot be idle. Sure, there are times and circumstances when we have no work. We may have been terminated from a job. A finished contract or some other situation. But it should cause us to be idle.
We cannot depend on others for our needs. We are not to be a burden for others, even if they are family. We should strive to be productive members of God’s kingdom for all Christians represent it. We should not allow ourselves to model laziness and idleness to children. We are to be examples of people who are able to work for the glory of God!