The Danger of Boredom

The Danger of Boredom

The sin that caused the the judgement of the Lord to come upon Sodom is often assumed to be the sin of immorality. According to Genesis that is true however, when examining the following scripture in Ezekiel we see the doorway to sin is “Abundance of Idleness” or boredom. Being bored is not necessarily sin but will open the door to the lure of sin.

Eze 16:49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.

 Ec 2:10 And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour. 11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.

1. Boredom: Is an open doorway to temptation

Ga 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

1Ti 5:13 And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

2Th 3:11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. 12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. 13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.

2. Boredom: Is a sign of a lack of spiritualality

Ps 122:1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.

Ac 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

3. Boredom: Is a sign of Selfishness

2Ti 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

Php 2:21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s.

4. Boredom: Comes from not putting your heart into something

Ec 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might;

Col 3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

5. Boredom: Increases when unhealthy addictions demand attention

1Co 6:12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

Closing: Overcoming Boredom

When we are “bored” it’s often a sign of not being “happy” with what we have.

1Ti 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Php 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

1Th 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Mt 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

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