30,000 Dominoes

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30,000 dominoes stacked up just to be knocked down for a YouTube video?

Think about all the hours that went into that. 30,000 dominoes takes a long time and a steady hand. Simultaneously fascinating and an epic waste of time!

The Apostle Paul said this about epic time waste:

“In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.”
(2 Thessalonians 3:6)

Notice how serious Paul is about this? He doesn’t issue a lot of “commands” but in this case he did. Instead, as he says in verse 8, we should work hard so we’re not a burden on others.

3 Questions:

  • Would you rather sit around and do nothing or have something productive to do?
  • Have you ever been called lazy?
  • What do you think being idle reveals about your relationship with God?


Chew on this:

What’s the difference between being idle and resting? (As in, observing the Sabbath.)

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