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The Hand Of The Diligent

Key Verse

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

Text — Proverbs 24:30-34


According to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the heights great men attain are not a sudden flight, but through toiling upwards in the night while their companions are sleeping.  Little wonder Solomon wrote, ” Seest thou a man diligent in his business, he shall stand before kings, he shall not stand before mean men” (Proverbs 22:28).  The result of laziness is abject poverty, unfulfilled dreams, low moral integrity, mental stagnation, regret and sorrow. Just as laziness brings pains, diligence on the other hand brings gains.  Many have sold themselves to the devil to be used as internet fraudsters because of laziness and quest for quick wealth.

A diligent youth puts his best into anything he or she does, paying attention to details with the sole purpose of attaining excellence. Diligence promotes to leadership among peers, just as it was with Daniel, David, Deborah, Esther, etc. Faithfulness and diligence in spiritual, academic, vocational, and other relevant matters are required in every given task. Don’t despise the responsibilities given to you irrespective of how little they might seem, and the Lord will exalt you in due season.


Diligence promotes to leadership


Be diligent, the results are marvelous.

Prayer for today

Oh Lord, please teach my hands to toil diligently.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

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.

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