There is no “free lunch”

I went by the field of a sluggard, and by the vineyard of a man void of understanding; and lo it was all grown over with thorns, the face thereof was covered with nettles, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. Then I beheld, and considered well; I saw, and received instruction. Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep; so shall thy poverty come as a robber, and thy want as an armed man. (Prov. 24:30-34)

Paul said “if a man will not work, neither should he eat”, ( I Thess. 3:10) “and if any provide not for his own, and especially his own household, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel” (I Tim. 5:8).

We live in a time when many want a free lunch. Politicians make promises they know cannot be kept, just to get elected, then either forget about them, or try to blame someone else for their failure. God determined that man would work shortly after the creation, as punishment for the sin of Adam and Eve. (Genesis 3:17-19) The idea of getting something for nothing, or at the expense of others, is not biblical. In fact, man is suppose to work with his hands so he will have the means to help others (Eph. 4:20), not expect a handout from them. We need to practice the work ethic ourselves, and teach it to our children. There is no free lunch. If you get something for nothing, it is coming out of the pocket of a person who works.

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Published in: on July 9, 2009 at 12:00 AM  Comments Off on There is no “free lunch”  
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