Passage: Proverbs 26:13-16, Proverbs 10:4-5, Genesis 24:30-34
4 A slack hand causes poverty,
but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
5 He who gathers in summer is a prudent son,
but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.
9 Whoever is slack in his work
is a brother to him who destroys.
4 The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing.
30 I passed by the field of a sluggard,
by the vineyard of a man lacking sense,
31and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles,
and its stone wall was broken down.
32 Then I saw and considered it;
I looked and received instruction.
33 A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest,
34 and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.
13 The sluggard says, “There is a lion in the road! There is a lion in the streets!”
14 As a door turns on its hinges,
so does a sluggard on his bed.
15 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish;
it wears him out to bring it back to his mouth. 16The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes
than seven men who can answer sensibly.
18 Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who guards his master will be honored.