Believers in God don’t sit around waiting on God to provide everything for them!
No, that would be sluggishness (laziness) and is not the role we find endorsed by God in Scripture; God expects us to work! It would be misrepresentative of scripture to believe it’s all about what God can do for us when so much is about what we can; Go and Do!
God expects us to do our part in providing physical and spiritual nourishment. God has given mankind a working role since the beginning. (Gen.2:15) Throughout Scripture, we find being a sluggard has been condemned while effort has been rewarded. (Matt.25:24-30)
Working towards righteous goals may take much patience; on our part, and we should be mindful of that fact that seeing the full results of our efforts may never happen; even so, in our ongoing, consistent unrelenting effort, we can know that working for good; will reap good in time if we don’t quit.
How can we know this? Because God tells us so.
“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for, in due season, we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Galatians 6:9
If we do our part, God will always do His!
- Proverbs 18:9
- 2 Thessalonians 3:10
- Proverbs 26:14
- Proverbs 26:16
- Proverbs 24:30–31
- Mark 16:15-16
(Several proverbs address sluggards)