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BREAD OF IDLENESS

IDLENESS IN THE BIBLE

Christianity Oasis has provided you with this Idleness Bible study on the bread of idleness in the Bible. We'll look into that and how to become and remain a Virtuous woman in today's world.



BREAD OF IDLENESS BIBLE STUDY
IDLENESS IN THE BIBLE WARNING

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Proverbs 31 ... Verse 27
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.


THE BREAD OF IDLENESS BIBLE STUDY LESSON
IDLENESS IN THE BIBLE CONCERN

Are you eager to learn more TRUTH today? EXCELLENT!

The old saying ... ďIdle hands are the devilís workshop,Ē holds much TRUTH in particular in today's world. What exactly is the bread of idleness?

Ecclesiastes 10:18
By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.

I would imagine that in the Biblical sense, idle time means time that you are not being a profitable servant to the Lord.

If you're looking after your household properly, time will be scarce for idleness. Make sure that the most important part of maintaining your home ... Your fortress ... Your temple ... Is time alone with your Father. Your worldly instincts (those not instilled by God) will make you ask, "What am I supposed to do? Sit home and read the Bible all day?"

Psalms 1:1-2
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in His law doth he meditate day and night.

Matthew 16:24-26
Then said Jesus unto His disciples,
If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?


BREAD OF IDLENESS BIBLE STUDY TRUTH
IDLENESS IN THE BIBLE DANGER

Read the Bible all day? If you think of what the Bible really is ... A love letter from God ... You won't be able to put it down.

How many times have you sat and read a novel for hours on end?
Is the book written by your beloved less apt to hold your interest?

Talk to God? (How silly, why would anyone want to just sit and spend time with the One they're betrothed to, and love more than anyone on Earth?) Think about that a little deeper for a moment. If you were in love with someone on Earth, you would want to spend every waking moment with them and doing all you could for them. But for GOD, that just doesn't seem practical to the world. Chances are, you don't know anyone who does that, unless it is the elderly who have had a lifetime of chasing after the world. Finally in their last days, they've recognized the importance of strengthening their relationship with their Lord and Savior because they've realized ... What if there really is a Hell, and what if they aren't worthy of entering into Paradise?

It's a shame that many people think that they should lead their lives with God on the back burner and catch up with Him when they get old and close to death. It's not uncommon for folks to think that Christianity is a part time position. I'll ask you that famous question once again ... How do you think that makes God feel? An equally important question is, how wonderful do you think your reward could be if you make God THE priority in your life, from this very moment, forward? The best news is that you will begin enjoying your rewards immediately ... You don't have to wait until you get to Paradise.

Proverbs 8:17
I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.


BREAD OF IDLENESS BIBLE STUDY IDEAS
IDLENESS IN THE BIBLE HELPFUL HINTS

Our God is peculiar. He is special, like no one else. His priorities are different from the world's priorities. Simply idling will get you nowhere. If the world believes your lifestyle in serving the Lord is wrong, you can bet that God is smiling down on you. On the highway to Heaven, God wants to see a speeding ticket on your record. Dare to challenge the world's expectations. There is no speed limit when youíre on the road to righteousness. So what are you waiting for, step on the gas!

Matthew 5:11-12
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Acts 5:40-41
... and when they had called the Apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name.

2 Timothy 3:12
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.


BREAD OF IDLENESS BIBLE STUDY CLUES
IDLENESS IN THE BIBLE VERSES

Keeping yourself busy serving the Lord is one of the best ways to maintain your virtue. The domestic work that you do around your home, serving your family, is all considered serving the Lord, because they are His children and you are setting a Christian example for them.

No matter what it is you do, whether it be fold a shirt, or wash a dish, or sweep a floor, do it with the understanding and intent that you're doing it for your Lord, and do the best you possibly can. Be your best in everything, and your own little flock will follow you. You make an impression on their little minds and they will remember if you were sloppy or meticulous and God willing, adopt the same principles in the way they do things.

Proverbs 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

As you can imagine, keeping your children busy with godly activities is so vital in keeping them from getting interested in the ways of the world ... And from adopting laziness as a habit. Television, as we already discussed early on in the program is a sure fire way to instill laziness and worldly ideas in a child. Another, is video games. Nintendo, and the like, are without a doubt mostly violence, and your child will become a couch potato because they get hooked on it. Pretty soon that's all they care to do and their chores and their lessons and practically everything is neglected while they waste their life pressing little buttons with eyes glued to a monitor. Video games are definitely idle time. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure there are some video games that are fine, but be sure you limit your child's playing time for your own sake as well as theirs, and make sure the games they are playing are wholesome and righteous because some are down right evil.


BEWARE THE BREAD OF IDLENESS BIBLE STUDY
IDLENESS IN THE BIBLE RIGHTEOUS PLANS

So, what kind of other things can you do with your time so that it isn't idle?

Cooking, cleaning, reading, gardening, sewing, singing, teaching, crafts, studying, board games, crosswords, discussions, home maintenance and repair, donating your services to the needy, teach yourself how to play an instrument, write psalms to God, you name it! There are so many honorable activities to do, all you have to do is think for a minute or two, and you can surely come up with something. If you really put your mind to it, you'll find so much to do that you won't have enough time to do it all!

GET BUSY! And if you're busy, you don't have time to be a busy-body either!

ALL DONE?

I bet you thought we were all done for today, didn't cha? But we haven't touched much on the subject of honor, have we? Let's talk about that for a moment, shall we? Now, you know, we've talked about this before, but it's a matter that bears repeating, for sure. Remember the part in the Bible where Jesus says that a Prophet is not without honor except in his home country? Okay, we've talked about your honor throughout this whole program, but we're gonna be a little repetitive about the topic of honor for a while longer, K?

Think about Jesus for a moment. A more honorable soul, you will never find. Yet His own siblings made fun of Him.

John 7:3-5
His brethren therefore said unto Him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest. For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world. For neither did His brethren believe in Him.


BREAD OF IDLENESS BIBLE STUDY RESEARCH
IDLENESS IN THE BIBLE HOPE

"Go ahead," they taunted Him, "Go and show your miracles so that your believers can see what you can do, because nobody does anything without wanting credit for it."

Honor.

Do you believe that Jesus was seeking for honor? Or did He simply want people to be saved? Now, consider your own life, and who you represent. If you have children, when they are old enough to have peers, the little eyes that once looked at you as though you could do no wrong will probably one day roll in their sockets along with a heavy sigh when you insist on remaining godly. You will be taunted and made fun of and mocked, not only by friends and acquaintances, but by your own loved ones ... Your very own family ... And they will even believe that they are doing a God service by shunning you:

John 16:1-2
These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.


BREAD OF IDLENESS BIBLE STUDY CONTINUES
IDLENESS IN THE BIBLE SUMMARY

But Jesus never gave up. No matter what. And He's counting on you to represent the kind of honor that He displayed His whole life. We sometimes think of this as a difficult task, but it is an honor. We are His legacy. He has hope in you, to walk the walk, to fight the good fight, to endure, to sustain, to uphold, to defend, to stand firm. He chose you, and that's why you're here, seeking a helping hand, trying, striving to live a godly life in an ungodly world.

And my friend, never forget, God's grace. It is what gives us the strength to carry on and fulfill the mission that He has called us to accomplish. Be proud. Be strong. Be you. Be diligent. Be alert. Be an honorable woman.

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