He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment. (Proverbs 12:11, NIV)
The text says literally - - has a needy heart.
As I write (12/13/13) people across America are pouring millions of dollars into the purchase of Mega-Millions Lottery tickets. They hope to win ($400 Million+). It has rolled over (meaning no one has won since October 1st). Your chances of winning are like getting struck with a meteor. Talk about a FANTASY!!
This proverb is constructed with anti-thetical paralellism. Work your land and find abundance. Chase fantasies and watch your money fly away like a leaf in the autumn winds.
Better to run to the Person and Finished work of Jesus Christ. There you will find eternal life and abundance beyond description.