I like this verse of scripture because it reminds me daily – There is no excuse, but to work hard, the rest is worthlessâ€¦
Proverbs 14:23 â€œIn all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.â€
Or maybe it is easier to understand in the NIV version of this verse: â€œAll hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.â€
All talk, and no action, gets us absolutely nowhere. To change a phrase from a well-known saying â€“ We should put our â€˜actionsâ€™ where our mouth is. I am almost sure this verse of scripture could have spawned the phrase â€“ â€œActions speak louder than wordsâ€. Not just simple actions â€“ but hard work. Nothing of value in life is easy, except doing nothing! It seems to me in todayâ€™s world both Christians and non-Christians alike would like to talk everything up, but they are in no way wanting to put forth any effort.