"Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying things they ought not to" (1 Timothy 5:13, NIV).
How often do we get into sin and trouble because we are bored? How often does an idle conversation turn to speculation and then to slander? How often do we cause arguments because we are not being productive and feel like we need something to do? How often have we been misled into thinking that we are doing something productive for Christ when we are engaging in arguments over trivia instead of spreading the gospel or helping someone in need? How many false doctrines have arisen because someone was bored with teaching from the Bible? How many churches have stagnated because they have become bored with Bible teaching and worship and service? How many crimes have been committed by bored people? How many people get drunk or high because they are bored? Could boredom be the most overlooked cause for sin in the world? I do not know, but it must be a contender for the title.