Life is wasted by driblets

(Charles Spurgeon)

"A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest — and poverty will come on you like a bandit, and scarcity like an armed man!" Proverbs 24:33, 34

The worst of sluggards only ask for a little slumber; they would be indignant if they were accused of thorough idleness. A little folding of the hands to rest is all they crave, and they have a crowd of reasons to show that this indulgence is a very proper one. Yet by these littles — the day ebbs out, and the time for labor is all gone, and the field is grown over with thorns!

It is by little procrastinations — that men squander their opportunities. They have no intention to delay for years — a few months will bring the more convenient season. Tomorrow they will attend to serious things; but the present hour is so occupied and altogether so unsuitable, that they beg to be excused.

Like sands through an hour-glass, time passes. Life is wasted by driblets, and seasons of opportunity are lost by little slumbers. Oh, to be wise, to catch the flying hour — to use the moments on the wing! May the Lord teach us this sacred wisdom!

"So teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom!" Psalm 90:12