Read: Proverbs 6:6-11
In our day to day life, we can see many sluggards. There are men and women who fail to teach and discipline their children. Or that person who refuses to help around the house. Or those teenagers who neglect their studies and play internet games day and night. Or those people who simply spend time in social media chatting with friends.
If we are honest, we are all susceptible to this. What about being a “prayer sluggard” (1 Thess. 5:17-18), or a “Bible-reading sluggard” (Ps. 119:103; 2 Tim. 3:16-17), or a “non-exercising-of-our-spiritual-gift sluggard” (Rom. 12:4-8), or a “non-witnessing sluggard” (Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 1:8)?
If we are not doing what we know God wants us to do, we are certainly spiritual sluggards. In fact, when we refuse to obey God, we are sinning. Sin is not just committing what we should not do; not doing what we should do is also sin. James 4:17 says, “…to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.” And in many spiritual affairs, many believers will honestly admit that they are sinners. We may make excuses for not obeying God, but He still calls it disobedience. Let us not be spiritual sluggards. Let us not ignore the voice of the Lord, and sinfully choose our way. Let us continually listen to Him, and lovingly obey what we ought to do.