How long will you sleep, O sluggard? When will you arise out of sleep!
Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep. So shall your poverty come upon you like a prowler ….
King Solomon who was given the gift of wisdom from God shows us a picture here of the man who wants to sleep a little longer than he should. It then becomes a habit as he folds his hands to have a little slumber and so poverty will come upon him. To begin with it was a good idea, it felt good to sleep in but in the end it was his demise. He should have used his hands to work and to then have food and clothing for himself.
This then is what sin does in our lives. When we break God’s rules sin becomes a habit and it will lead to our demise. Sin separates us from God but we can awake to the morning alarm call of the Lord and seek God’s forgiveness through Jesus Christ.
We can now compare the next three verses with the previous three:-
Go to the ant you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise. Which having no leader, overseer or ruler, provides her supplies in the summer and gathers her food in the harvest.
The ant may be little but she is industrious and plans for the future days ahead. The ant is hard working and works while it is light. There is a darkness over many people who do not learn from the God of Creation. If the little ant that God made can be so wise then so should we about matters between the light and the darkness which speak about Heaven or Hell. Once we receive Jesus as the way of Salvation we can have an assurance and a sure hope about the future. Amen.
Date : 30/11/-0001