I passed by the field of the sluggard and by the vineyard of the man lacking sense, and behold, it was completely overgrown with thistles; its surface was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down. (Proverbs 24:30-31)
We can imagine King Solomon quietly leaving his palace and ditching his personal palace guards, walking alone early in the morning. Being very sensitive to God's truth and His teaching, he undoubtedly gained much spiritual, as well as, practical wisdom by the common things he observed.
You and I may never be as wise as Solomon, but we too can learn, understand and gain wisdom by simply being sensitive to God's truth and His practical sermons; When I saw, I reflected upon it; I looked, and received instruction. (proverbs 24:32)
As Solomon walked by the field and vineyard of the sluggard who was lacking sense, he saw that it was covered with worthless weeds and that what was left of his fruit was vulnerable to the small animals because the stone wall was broken down.
The practical lesson is obvious. If you are lazy and neglect your field and vineyard (work and business), you can expect to soon suffer losses. But there is also an important spiritual lesson here. If you neglect your spiritual life and condition, not only will you fail to continue to grow and mature spiritually as a Christian, but like the sluggard's field and vineyard, you will soon produce less spiritual fruit and precious eternal rewards. As Christians, we are either maturing or stagnating spiritually; A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, then your poverty will come as a robber and your want like an armed man. (Proverbs 24:33-34)
Be diligent to tend your spiritual field and vineyard, being nourished by God's word, staying in regular fellowship with God's Church, trusting and obeying Him in everything. Maranatha!