Do. Okay? Work. - But not for salvation (Proverbs 10:4-5)

"A slack hand causes poverty,
but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
He who gathers in summer is a prudent son,
but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame." - Proverbs 10:4-5

There is something very comforting to me that while much of the Christian is counter intuitive, there are parts which just make sense. Here is a wonderful passage in Proverbs to remind us of why we should have a work ethic.

The problem arises really only when people cant tell the difference between the importance of doing and the necessity of doing. Because they are different. Work is important. But overwork is a problem like over doing anything (including overcooked marshmallows).

Some people talk about the importance of just being instead of doing. While I think there is an importance in being good at being (that is, living life in a way that mimics our savior and loving people by who we are in addition to the intentional things we do), doing should not become our priority.

Do. Okay? Work. Because if you don't you'll end up in poverty. But diligence is of value, of worth. Be prudent, but don't be a prude.

This sounds like a lot of "Do," and admittedly it is. But Jesus died for you whether you work a day in life or not. Whether you're a burden to those around you or not. Doing will not make you any more or less saved, but it might help with your hunger.