After studying the scriptures the last two days I have ran across the word ‘diligence’. So I looked it up so I could see what the Lord was showing me. First of all diligence is: a careful and persistent work or effort; ad and
When I run across this word, diligence, it shows me that whatever I do for the Lord should be with diligence. For example in 2 Corinthians 8:7- Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also. I see here that God wants us to have an earnest desire to do his will with diligence. We should persist despite opposition, despite discouragement, despite those that might come against us. “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:58).
Today we have to have diligence and an earnest desire to do God’s will, to share the gospel, to contend for the faith. Jude 1:3 says, “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” We have a short time before the Lord returns to gather his church. He wants us to be responsible and reliable about sharing the gospel and have an earnest desire to do so. We must diligently yield our lives to Him to use as He sees fit.
Luke 14:23 says, “And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.” God wants us to share his word and earnestly seek him in all things. Hebrews 11:6 says, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” If you haven’t received Christ, I urge you to pray and call upon him today. Diligently seek and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and accept Him as your Savior.
Hebrews 6:11-And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
2 Peter 1-5-And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
2 Peter 3:14-Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
Romans 12:8- Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
Proverbs 12:24-The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
Acts 18:24,25- And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.