The two parts of diligence - the precious possession of a man...
Diligent: Spoudazo: (spoo-dad-zo) To use speed, that is to make effort, be prompt of earnest - be diligent
Diligent: Steady in application to business; constant in effort or exertion to accomplish what is undertaken, attentive, industrious, not idle or negligent.
Diligent: Charuts: (Khaw-roots) incisive, determined, eager, pointed thing, sharp Incisive: Having the quality of cutting or separating the superficial part of any thing. Lazy: Disinclined to action or exertion; naturally habitually slothful; sluggish; indolent; averse to labor; heavy in motion; slow moving. Slothful: Inactive. Indolent: Habitually idle, indisposed to labor; indulging in ease. Listless: Not listening, not attending, indifferent to what is passing, heedless, inattentive, thoughtless
Proverbs 12:7b – but the precious possession of a man is diligence.
Proverbs 4:3 - Guard your heart with all diligence, for it determines the course of your life.
Proverbs 22:29 – Do you see a man diligent in his work? (skilled at his labor) He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men. Proverbs 27:23 - Be diligent to know the condition of your flocks, and give careful attention to your herds; for riches do not endure forever and a crown is not secure for all generations. Proverbs 21:5 - The thoughts of the diligent lead to profit, but of everyone that is hasty only to poverty.
Romans 12:6a, 8b – We have different gifts according to the grace given us... is it is to lead, let him lead with diligence...
Proverbs 12:24 - Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.
Proverbs 10:4 - Lazy hands make you poor, but diligent hands bring wealth. Proverbs 24:30-34 - I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding: thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins. I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw. A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest - and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man. Proverbs 13:4 - The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
Proverbs 15:19 - The way of the slothful man is blocked with thorns: but the way of the righteous is a highway. Proverbs 6:6-10 - Go to the ant you sluggard, consider its ways, and be wise: It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest - and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man. 2 Peter 3:13-14 - But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness. So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, be diligent that you may be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.
Hebrews 6:10,11 - God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure.
Joshua 22:5 - But take diligent heedto do the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, to obey his commands, and to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and all your soul.
Proverbs 26:14-15 - As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed. The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.
Proverbs 19:15 - Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the idle soul goes hungry.
Proverbs 12:7 – The lazy do not catch any prey, but the precious possession of a man is diligence.
Proverbs 18:9 - The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore he shall beg in harvest and have nothing.
Proverbs 21:25 - The sluggards craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work.
Proverbs 22:13 - The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside!" or, "I will be murdered in the streets!"
Proverbs 26:16 - The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men that can render a reason.
Proverbs 10:26 - As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
Matthew 25:26 - "His master replied, 'You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.
Judges 18:9 - They said, "Arise, and let us go up against them; for we have seen the land, and, behold it is very good: Do you stand still? Don't be slothful to go and to enter in to possess the land."
Joshua 18:3 - So Joshua asked the Israelites." How long are you going to be slack in conquering the land which the LORD, God of your fathers has given you?
Romans 12:6-8 - We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give liberally; if it is to lead, then let him lead with diligence; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. Love must be without hypocrisy. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
2 Corinthians 8:7 - But just as you excel in everything--in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete diligence, and in your love for us--see to it that you also excel in this grace of giving.
2 Peter 1:5-10 - For this very reason, with all diligence, add to your faith goodness, and to goodness knowledge, and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; to godliness, brotherly affection; and to brotherly affection, unselfish love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins. Therefore brothers, be all the more diligent to make your calling and election sure. For if you practice these things you will never stumble.
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