BENEFITS OF DILIGENCE

“Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men” Proverbs 22:29.
Diligence means “conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation”; it also means “persevering determination to perform a task.” Simply put, a diligent person puts his very best into what he or she does; a diligent person pays attention to detail and perfection.
The Bible lets us know that if you’re diligent, you will stand before kings and not ordinary men. That means you will come into places of influence and authority! The Bible shows us that David was a diligent young man. The responsibilities given to him at home by his father (tending sheep) seemed menial in comparison with those of his brothers, who were in the army. But David took care of those sheep like he wanted to make a career in shepherding! He performed his duties faithfully and with diligence.
Secondly, the Bible says, “He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich” (Proverbs 10:4). That means the one who is diligent will never lack! God will bless whatever He does and He will profit from it. But the indolent man will always tend toward poverty, lack and want. If you’re into business, for example, diligence will keep you ahead of your competitors.
Thirdly, the Bible says, “The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute” (Proverbs 12:24). I like that! That means the man who is diligent will always be the boss of the man who is not.
Make up your mind to be diligent in whatever you’re involved in. Don’t despise any responsibility you’re given, irrespective of how low it might seem. God will prove you with that little assignment; therefore be diligent in doing it.
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Shalom!

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