Look, this was the iniquity of Sodom: she had pride, fullness of food, and abundance of idleness (Ezekiel 16:49)
Of the many transgressions of Sodom, allow me to focus on just one, “Abundance of idleness.” Herein is the downfall of many potentially great people. There are good people with bad time habits. Instead of redeeming the time they waste it, instead of appreciating their time they despise it. Each of us is allocated a stipend of time. Once it is spent, it is forever gone. Therefore, it is the wise investor who counts his time and makes his time count. Here, God gives us an example of the dangers of idleness. It is obvious that idleness leads to a variety of perversion. Yet, we seem bent on acquiring as much idle time as possible. We wish to work less and play more. The life dream of many is collecting a pension. Beware of the lifestyle of Sodom. They had pride, fullness of food, and an abundance of idleness.