... a weekly letter of encouragement.
November 14, 1994
DILIGENCE - A basic quality of any person worth their salt in business or the professions!
Definition-wise it has the idea of:
"Persistent application to one's work or duty"
"To pursue with persevering, painstaking effort"
My guess is that anyone around your operation who lacks these qualities has been handed their W-2 form and ushered toward the exit.
So why is it that in the spiritual realm we often allow ourselves the luxury of a lackadaisical approach to our faith?
The Scriptures grant us no such slack:
"Above all that you guard, watch over your heart with all diligence, for out of it are the sources of life." (Proverbs 4:23 - Berkeley Translation)
"Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life..." (Deuteronomy 4:9)
"Be diligent that ye may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless." (II Peter 3:14 - KJ)
It was through Christ's death on the cross that our salvation was won.
It is through our DILIGENT pursuit to know God that the doors are opened for us to experience all the riches in Christ Jesus now available to us.
My challenge to you is to bring the same DILIGENCE into your spiritual life that you exercise in your professional life!
Have a great week!
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