At ease, and complacent, are two terms that describe the carelessness of indifference. Everyone who refuses instruction in the daily study of the word of God, fill this description.
And the warning is that this carelessness will result in your being stripped bare of all of your possessions, and thrown into an atmosphere of deep sorrow and grieving.
Wearing the rags of despair, are in contrast to wearing the fine clothes of prosperity.
When people are in a deep sleep, then it is difficult to arouse them and bring them to a point of conscious awareness. They are in a daze, and the reality around them is like a fog.
Spiritual sleep places one in a daze and in a fog.
Indifference exists when there are no seemingly real threats around you, and you are comfortable and complacent in your life. People don’t take the threats of life, or the threats of eternity, seriously.
The here and now is what is real, and the tomorrows are of no concern.
And therefore the Bible warns, and repeats the warnings, and repeats the threatenings of the repercussions that indifferent complacency will eventually bring into the life.
Those who are indifferent and seemingly comfortable in their worldly life, are told to tremble and shudder. Because they are facing a tremendous loss in their life. A loss that they don’t take seriously, or even believe is real. And for the most part, even though life is filled with the ups and downs of difficulties throughout life, the real disaster typically does not come until the end of ones life. And then it is too late.