Do you struggle with being diligent? I think we all do at times.
Diligence is defined by Google as careful and persistent work or effort. The bible speaks to us about Diligence too.
I believe diligence is a fundamental part of life, and we must be diligent in everything we do so that we do it with purpose and not just with a fleeting robotic attitude.
I have a tendency to be a “lazy lifer”. Meaning, it is easy for me to just “go-with-it” and take each day as it comes.
No purpose, no direction, no reason.
But I’m working towards being intentional and purposeful in everything I do.
These verses are a constant encouragement for me, I hope they are for you too.
20 Bible Verses on Diligence
Proverbs 13:4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
Proverbs 12:24 The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.
Proverbs 21:5 The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes to poverty
James 1:12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him
Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might
Proverbs 10:4 A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
Proverbs 6:6-8 Go to the ant, O Sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.
Philippians 3:14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus
Proverbs 14:23 In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.
2 Peter 1:5-7 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self- control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
2 Corinthians 8:7 But as you excel in everything – in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you – see that you excel in this act of grace also.
Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,
Proverbs 4:13 Keep hold of instruction; do not let go’ guard her, for she is your life.
Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
Proverbs 12:27 Whoever is slothful will not roast his game, but the diligent man will get precious wealth.
2 Peter 1:10 Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.
2 Peter 3:14 Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by Him without spot or blemish, and at peace.
Did I miss any? Share your favorites in the comments!