The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
I. SOUL-CRAVING IS COMMON TO ALL. Souls have a hunger as well as bodies, and the hunger of the soul is a much more serious thing. What is the ennui that makes miserable the rich but the unsatisfied hunger of the soul?
1. The hunger of the soul, as well as the hunger of the body, implies the existence of food somewhere.
2. The unsatisfied hunger of the soul as well as the body is painful and ruinous.
II. SOUL-CRAVING CAN BE ALLAYED ONLY BY LABOUR.
Parallel VersesKJV: The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.