Here are the 30 most powerful Bible scriptures on procrastination.
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.
The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing.
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.
So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.
1 Corinthians 14:40
But all things should be done decently and in order.
1 Thessalonians 5:2
For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.
Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.
He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap.
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.
Therefore say to them, Thus says the Lord God: None of my words will be delayed any longer, but the word that I speak will be performed, declares the Lord God.”
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you.
“We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.”
“Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning.”
“You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.
In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.
Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.
Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread.
Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you.
He dies for lack of discipline, and because of his great folly he is led astray.
I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments.
So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Masters Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.