"Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men." Proverbs 22:29. "He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich." Proverbs 10:4. "The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute." Proverbs 12:24. "The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious." Proverbs 12:27. "The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat." Proverbs 13:4. "The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want." Proverbs 21:5. "Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens." Proverbs 27:23-27. "He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him." Proverbs 11:27. "Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah. Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee. And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the LORD: that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to cast out all thine enemies from before thee, as the LORD hath spoken." Deuteronomy 6:16-19.
[GOD'S OPINION COLUMN Article, #53 Approximately 350 Words. The above Bible verses were compiled by Louis A. Turk and were published in The Daily Press of Paso Robles, California in the late 1980's. Copyright by Louis A. Turk. May be freely used unmodified with inclusiony this paragraph.]