“Go to the any, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest. How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.”
These poetic words from Proverbs provide us with a lesson from the ant. The ant is an industrious creature that needs no supervision to get his work done. He refuses to procrastinate or make excuses.
The sluggard? Well, his name speaks for itself.