Word Study For Today: The Book Of Psalm Chapter 39.
Devotion: BE DILIGENT.
Text: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15. | Acts 18:1-3 | Acts 20:32-35.
Perseverance in carrying out action, constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent exertion of body or mind… that is DILIGENCE.
The DILIGENT therefore is one who is constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything. A diligent person has the grace to continue without pause till purpose is achieved. A diligent person is tenacious, means business, and is not slack. His hands bear rule [he is a hard worker not lazy]
>Proverbs 12:24 (KJV)==>“The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.”
Scriptures in Proverbs 19:24(NKJV)==>“A lazy man buries his hand in the bowl, And will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.”
Little wonder the apostles commanded >“…If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.”[II Thessalonians 3:10b NKJV].
The apostles had lived a life of diligence, they were extremely hard working, hence boldly they could say ==>7)“For you know that you ought to imitate us. We were not idle when we were with you. 8)We never accepted food from anyone without paying for it. We worked hard day and night so we would not be a burden to any of you.”[2 Thessalonians 3:7-8 NLT].
Beloved, imitate the apostles! BE DILIGENT!
>Proverbs 22:29(KJ V)== >“Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.”
A diligent man will never stand before mean (common, low ranking, stingy, selfish, nasty, unaccommodating, ignoble, despicable, inferior) men; rather he stands before and in the class of the preeminent.
>Proverbs 21:5 (NIV)==>“The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.”
>Isaiah 48:17 (NKJV)==>“Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you by the way you should go.”
God is the strength of the diligent. He teaches him in the way to go, instructs him in what to venture and how to venture… hence the plan, intent, thought of the hard worker(diligent)will lead him to profit. He suffers no loss because he is God led and his labours has the backing of God.
>Proverbs 10:4 (MSG)==>“Sloth makes you poor; diligence brings wealth.” >Proverbs 10:4 (NLT)==>“Lazy people are soon poor; hard workers get rich.”
You want wealth [to be rich]? BE DILIGENT!
**Worship the Lord Almighty.
**Pray by the Spirit of the Almighty for 15minutes.
**Pray against slothful spirit and disposition.
**Pray for the strength and grace of hard worker. Ask that Lord will cause you to be diligent.
**Pray the Lord to lead you as He leads the diligent, teaching you to profit.
**Pray that your diligence will class you amongst the preeminent; make you rich(bringing you into WEALTH)…your labour not being vain.
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