Solomon gave that advice in Proverbs to the lazy: “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.” (6:6-8)
By instinct the ant works during the summer so it can survive during the winter. Instinctively the ant recognizes the time. There is a time to gather and store, and there is a time when that cannot be done.
Solomon told the sluggard to go to the classroom of the ant and learn. What are we to learn? Prepare for the future because all time is not the same. The lazy regard all time as the same. The present will simply continue into the future and you will always have time to do what you want or need to do. So if you feel the present is inconvenient to do what you need to do, don’t worry. You have time.
Professor Ant teaches us something else. Summer time is not the same as winter time. If you depend on green plants for food, you had better gather that food in the summer. In winter, it is impossible
Repent of my sins? I have time. Baptized? I have time. Get serious about Bible study and prayer? I have time. Get back into the habit of meeting with the church? I have time. The lazy believe all time is the same and there is plenty of it.
Jesus said, “As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.” (John 9:4) Is all time the same? Night time is coming. Is your work done? - Mike