Look at 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 come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.
“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
Again I am reminded of the phrase which states that to have what others can’t you must be willing to do what other’s won’t. Humans are inherently lazy. I spent many years of my life wondering how to stop procrastinating, when I arrived at a moment which I knew was an opportunity to go do some worthwhile work, I would find that at that moment I didn’t “feel” like doing it. This feeling is merely a subconscious resistance to hard work. I know it to be true because Monday through Friday while I’m at my place of employment I often say to myself, “Oh if only I were at home, I could get so much done around the house.” But on Saturday when I am at home, I find that I get hardly anything done because I dont feel like doing hard work but instead feel like watching television.