Proverbs 6:9-11 (ESV)

How long will you lie there, O sluggard?

When will you arise from your sleep?

10 A little sleep, a little slumber,

a little folding of the hands to rest,

11 and poverty will come upon you like a robber,

and want like an armed man.

The sluggard must repent of his laziness before the harvest is gone and his opportunity to be productive has passed. He loves to rest, relax, and enjoy, so he fails to make the most of the time and season before him. But when will it be enough? Another day of sleeping in, another hour of useless activity, or another careless moment passes by and soon the sluggard has set the direction for the course of his life. He will experience the consequences of his behavior as poverty plunders his resources and takes from him whatever he may have. We should rest so that we can get back to work. Moses asked that God would teach us to number our days so that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Because our years on this planet are brief, the wise woman uses her time to advance the kingdom of God and invest in the life to come.