Proverbs 26:14-16

Like a door that turns on its hinges,
so a sluggard turns on his bed.
The sluggard plunges his hand in the dish;
he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.
The sluggard is wiser in his own estimation
than seven people who respond with good sense.

If you haven’t figured out by now, it is not just the fool that is looked down upon in the book of Proverbs. The sluggard is another character that is looked down upon. So, if you’re looking for a role model, it is not the sluggard. Anyone who is too lazy to lift their arm to their mouth is someone you don’t want to emulate.

That being said, this is something you will notice about some in this category. There are some people who are just lazy. But then there are some who are lazy and think they know everything. This is a rather dangerous person to be around. They think they know more than you and everyone else. There is nothing you can say that will land in this person’s mind because their mind is full of their own thinking. They don’t have room in their brain for someone else’s thoughts.

Just like we spoke of how to have hope a few days ago, one way to avoid being a sluggard is to be open to learning. Here’s the think about having a learning attitude, the more you learn – the more you realize you have to learn. And as you realize you have more to learn and start working on learning those things, you will also start to eat away at the laziness in your life.

So, if you don’t want to be in danger of being too lazy to feed yourself or being too lazy to get out of bed, develop an attitude and lifestyle of learning. Especially learning to live better. If you’re lazy, don’t just read a book about how to not be lazy, focus on how those principles can apply to your life.

Learning overcomes laziness.