Read: Proverbs 10

The Bible is very clear about the difference between someone who is poor and someone who is purely lazy. Many people have nothing because they put no effort to help themselves. Though this is undesirable, there are a lot of lazy people in our society.

God expects us to work with all of our skills to provide for our family. We should teach our family to provide for themselves, and that should continue into future generations. To instill this value in our children and help them appreciate the difference between laziness and hard work, it is a good idea to work together as a family to complete chores and other projects around the house. Prov. 10:4 says, “He who has a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

Getting our children involved may slow down the task a little or mean that something is not done properly as it should be. But it is okay, because in the long run you are teaching them how to work. Focus on the big picture. With regard to children, give them everything, and they will never stop taking. Teach a child to work, and they will never stop giving.

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