As we’d expect, God’s Word has much to say about initiative, diligence — and their opposites: laziness, sloth, etc. Solomon’s Proverbs, in particular, address this human tendency!
Proverbs comes under the Biblical category of wisdom literature and emphasizes practical living before the face of God. The book is filled with distinctive maxims and adages — general principles that are usually (but not always) fulfilled this side of heaven. For instance: The righteous suffer while the wicked seem to prosper and enjoy great blessing. But, ultimately, rewards and punishment will be fulfilled in the new heaven and earth.