1 Thessalonians 5:6
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
se: — You know the great boiler factories over here in Southwark. I am told that when a man goes inside the boiler to hold the hammer, when they are fixing rivets, the sound of the copper deafens him so that he cannot bear it, it is so horrible; but, after he has been a certain number of months in that employment, he hardly notices the hammering: he does not care about it. It is just so under the Word. People go to sleep under that which once was like a thunderbolt to them. As the blacksmith's dog will lie under the anvil, where the sparks fly into his face, and yet go to sleep, so will many sinners sleep while the sparks of damnation fly into their faces. If I must be lost, let it be as a Zulu Kaffir, or as a Red Indian, who has never listened to the truth; but it is dreadful to go down to the pit with this as an aggravation: "You knew your duty, but you did it not!" may this never be said of any of us! May we never sleep under the Word as others lest we die in our sins.
(C. H. Spurgeon.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.