Diligent – Diligence

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God Morning, and God bless your day today, so I have been thinking about the Word “Diligent/deligence Here is KJV Dictionary Definition of diligence
KJV Dictionary Definition: diligence

DILIGENCE, n. L., to love earnestly; to choose.

1. Steady application in business of any kind; constant effort to accomplish what is undertaken; exertion of body or mind without unnecessary delay or sloth; due attention; industry; assiduity.
Diligence is the philosophers stone that turns every thing to gold.

Brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure. 2 Peter 1.
2. Care; heed; heedfulness.

Keep thy heart with all diligence. Proverbs 4………………

Here are some scripture to give us insight to what God calls diligent.

Proverbs 21:5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want

1 Kings 11:28 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.
2 Chronicles 24:13 So the workmen wrought, and the work was perfected by them, and they set the house of God in his state, and strengthened it.

Ezra 5:8 Be it known unto the king, that we went into the province of Judea, to the house of the great God, which is builded with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this work goeth fast on, and prospereth in their hands.

Ezra 6:12 And the God that hath caused his name to dwell there destroy all kings and people, that shall put to their hand to alter and to destroy this house of God which is at Jerusalem. I Darius have made a decree; let it be done with speed.

Ezra 7:23 Whatsoever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be diligently done for the house of the God of heaven: for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons?
Provebs 12:14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man’s hands shall be rendered unto him.

Proverbs 14:23 In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury

Proverbs 31:17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

Jeremaih 31:16 Thus saith the LORD; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the LORD; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy.

2 Corinthians 8:11 Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have.

1 Timothy 5:17 et the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

Proverbs 12:24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.

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

2 Thessalonians 3:10 -11 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

V11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.

Here some more Verse you could look up.
Romans 12:8, 1 Corinthians 15:58, 1 Timothy 4:15-16, 2 Peter 1:10, Deuteronomy 6:17, Galatians 6:9, Proverbs 4:23, Deuteronomy 4:9, Philippians 3:14, Hebrews 6:11, 2 Peter 3:14

Much love

Laurence

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