Ah, the things a lazy person will do to keep from working. The imaginations of his own mind - which does little else than making up new things that will keep him from work - run amok when the thought of actually getting up and doing something threaten.
The sluggard always sees the imminent danger - no matter how ridiculous. This keeps him from having to go outside and work or do something profitable. Ever notice that the world will give you a thousand reasons NOT to do something. If we actually listened to all the "dangers" that are out there - we would do nothing but sit in our homes (which we've learned lately can be just as dangerous as going outside) and be concerned with a thousand imagined dangers that lurk just outside our door.
The wise man seeks the Lord to discover what is dangerous. He does not live in fear of the supposed evil that lurks everywhere behind every new turn. Instead, he looks to God for direction for each new day - then walks out the door to work hard as unto His Lord.
I'm not making light of the real dangers that are out there - but too often we learn everything is bad for us - everything is dangerous - and everything is harmful to our health. If we actually listened to all this - we'd be like the sluggard who looks for any excuse not to be doing something valuable. The real danger in all this is that we will become so consumed with the imagined dangers of life that we become good for nothing. The sluggard does this to keep from having to ever work.
Here's my encouragement for each day from this verse. Seek the face of God each morning - listen to what He has to say through His Word and through His Holy Spirit. After you do this - strike out into each new day energized by what God has to say. This will give you a passion for your life - and for the work He has for you to do each day. It is His will that you work hard - doing something valuable each day. It is His will that you go out and be a change-agent in this world. The fact is that we will all die of something before this life is over - just don't let it be laziness!