Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; 11) Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rom. 12:10,11
Unperceived, misdiagnosed and greatly underestimated is the insidious disease of slothfulness among God’s people. It can be seen in expensive, shiny Bibles that are collecting dust, as well as prayer closets that are filled up with so many new clothes or old clutter that saints can’t find the kneeling pad. Slothfulness is on display in Sabbath school classes which are empty and Wednesday Night Prayer meetings which are emptier. But the grand paralysis of heart and hand is most clearly seen in temporal affairs. Home improvement projects languish half finished, garden and flower beds are overgrown, garages have become “mice hotels” and fire hazards. Yet the wonderful Bible teaching on this soul disease is pointed, power-packed and plentiful.