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Blessings For The Diligent

Key Verse

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

TEXT — Proverbs 21:1-16

Message

Famed educator Booker T. Washington recalled the “entrance exam” that earned him a place at the Hampton Institute in Virginia as a young man. The head teacher ordered Washington to take a broom and sweep the classroom. Because he knew this was his chance, he swept the room three times and dusted the furniture four times. When the head teacher returned, she inspected the floor closely and ran her handkerchief over the woodwork but could not find a speck of dust anywhere. Washington later said that this was the turning point of his life.


The way to success and victory in life is in knowing God and doing His will. The God of heaven guides, directs and gives us skills to engage in productive activities in life. In addition to the God factor, one needs to be diligent and put up far more than a mid-table performance to get to the top.


We have a number of daydreaming folks nowadays who believe success can be achieved through shortcuts. Quick success mentality only ends in sorrow, sooner or later. Those who are diligent in their pursuits with godly mind-sets like Booker Washington, in our introduction, can achieve a life-long prosperity that is transferable to succeeding generations. Our key verse warns against the danger of being hasty in the pursuit of wealth. The conclusion of Solomon, the wise man who wrote this was that all such efforts end in disaster.


True and enduring spiritual and material blessings are, to a large extent, the exclusive preserves of saints who deploy the graces of obedience and faithfulness in their daily walk with God. We need to drum this loud and clear to the young people of our present generation that hard work pays. Success comes to the one who combines prayers with hard work.

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Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
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Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

6 comments

  1. Blessed teaching!

    The heresy that is predominant now is the mistake of equating being materially wealthy or rich to being blessed. Blessing is only from the Lord.

  2. I greet you in the name of Jesus

    I want to find out if there is a way to get the previous daily manna meaning if I did not read yesterday’s how can I access it today?

    1. Yes, scroll up after the section on reading the Bible in one year you will see a button “previous” click and you will be privileged to assess it.

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