The Main Point:
Pay Day - Doing Work Pays off - Being Lazy Does Not
The Object Lesson:
Bible Lesson:Proverbs 14:23
New International Version (NIV)
All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
Parable of talents (Matthew 25)
In the parable of the talents we see an interesting example of how we should be smart with the gifts given to us by God. If those gifts are money or the talents we have within ourselves, it is just as important to use them for the Kingdom of God. This also applies to our lives. Being lazy will not get you anywhere, even if it is just fear that kept you from doing the work - you will end up losing even what you were given if you cannot just step up and do even the simplest thing. We need to try and be smart about the choices in our lives. Work hard and you will end up with a Payday. It may not be loads and loads of money, but there are things better than money.