Some Biblical proverbs are listed here below to encourage us to teach our children to be quick about working on the opportunities available so easily and freely to them in their youth – that is, they will reap future rewards far above their peers, if they start acting on them now. The 10,000 hours journey to amazing talent has to start today, before the window to easy opportunities closes.
He that gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely,
but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully.
To everything there is a season
and a time to every purpose under heaven.
How long will you lie down, O sluggard?
When will you arise from your sleep?
Your poverty will come in like a vagabond,
and your need like an armed man.
Poor is he who works with a negligent hand,
but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
Do you see a man skilled in his work?
He will stand before kings.
He will NOT stand before obscure men.
In all labor there is profit,
but mere talk leads only to poverty.
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing,
but the soul of the diligent is made fat.