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Sin of Doing Nothing

Judges 5:23; James 4:17



1.     Background – Deborah, Barak against Sisera

2.     Barak refuses – delivered into hands of a woman

3.     Song of victory


Curse Ye Meroz

1.     By whose authority – angel of the Lord

2.     What did Meroz do? Nothing

3.     Why the curse? Because they did nothing

4.     What should they have done? Helped Jehovah

5.     Does Jehovah need our help?

a.     No – He is all powerful

b.     No – He won the battle

c.     Yes – God uses us as we allow Him

                                                    i.     Potter and clay

                                                   ii.     Mordicai to Esther – If you don’t, someone else will

Man is commanded to work

1.     Adam – Genesis 2:15

2.     Genesis 3:17-19

3.     4th Commandment – Exodus 20:9

4.     God never called an idle man

a.     Moses

b.     David

c.     Peter, Andrew, James, John

d.     Matthew

e.     Saul of Tarsus

Cures of Idleness

1.     Idleness is a sin James 4:17

2.     Violates every command to work 1 Corinthians 15:58

3.     Energy, talent wasted (1 talent man)

4.     Trouble starts over nothing to do 2 Thessalonians 3:10-12; 1 Timothy 5:11-12

5.     Our growth is retarded

6.     We fail to follow Christ John 9:4

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