Sluggardliness

A theme that anybody who reads the book of Proverbs through will see come up again and again is the subject of work. It talks positively about work under the heading of “diligence.” It talks negatively about work under the heading of “sluggard” or “the sluggardliness.” We live in a city where there’s probably more pressure on work—fewer boundaries to it, and less stability in it—than anywhere I know.

The book of Proverbs tells us if you want to have a fulfilled human life, you have to do four things with your work. If you want to have a fulfilled human life, you have to do your work, love your work, re-narrate your work, and redeem your work.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 21, 2004. Series "Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living". Scripture: Proverbs 8:1-4; 10:4-5; 12:10-11; 15:19; 22:29; 27:18.

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