Diligence

Outline

1. Prosperity of the Diligent

2. Diligence Honored

3. Poverty of the Indolent

4. The Sluggard's Vineyard

5. Diligence in Spiritual Things

 

1. Prosperity of the Diligent

 

He becometh poor that dealeth [with] a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. (Proverbs 10:4)

 

He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain [persons] shall have poverty enough. (Proverbs 28:19)

 

2. Diligence Honored

 

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean [men]. (Proverbs 22:29)

 

And the man Jeroboam [was] a mighty man of valour: and Solomon seeing the young man that he was industrious, he made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph. (1 Kings 11:28)

 

3. Poverty of the Indolent

 

He becometh poor that dealeth [with] a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. (Proverbs 10:4)

 

The soul of the sluggard desireth, and [hath] nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat. (Proverbs 13:4)

 

4. The Sluggard's Vineyard

 

 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; (Proverbs 24:30)

 

And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, [and] nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. (Proverbs 24:31)

 

5. Diligence in Spiritual Things

 

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it [are] the issues of life. (Proverbs 4:23)

 

Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; (Romans 12:11)

 

Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: (2 Peter 1:10)

 

Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. (2 Peter 3:14)