For Satan finds some mischief still for idle hands to do. –Watts
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 1 Peter 5:8
That word vigilant has the meaning of being watchful or keeping an eye toward. It is to keep a look out for. It is to be on watch!
When I was in the Navy, we had 6 different watches over the course of 24 hrs. The one I most dreaded was the mid-watch. It was from 11:45pm until 3:45am. Boy, talk about ruining a night’s sleep—that would do it! But even so, we had to be on alert. Everyone had to do their part and keep the ship moving. If one person slept on watch, it put the whole ship’s company at risk.
Friend, who are you putting at risk by you sleeping on your watch? Is it your spouse? How about one of your children? What about a co-worker? While you’re asleep, someone may die and go to hell! Is it really worth the rest?