Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16.
Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare. Proverbs 20:13.
A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied. Proverbs 13:4.
Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth. He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son. Proverbs 10:4,5.
Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— and poverty will […]
Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say,“I find no pleasure in them”— Ecclesiastes 12:1.