Proverbs 26:13-16 describes the sluggard. This word only appears in the book of Proverbs and it is used exclusively within the context of work. A sluggard is an able bodied person who refuses to work. They can and should be working but they choose not to. The sluggard’s life is characterized by poverty rather than sufficiency.
Proverbs 26:13-16 reads:
The sluggard says, “There is a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!” As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed. The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth. The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer discreetly. Read More→