Diligence in God rewarded

2015-05-13 06:00

DAILY READING: 1 Samuel 22-24, Luke 12:1-31.

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings: he shall not stand before mean men . . . Anyone that is diligent in whatever they do shall stand before kings and not before obscure men. – Proverbs 22:29

This scripture works in pari passu (on equal terms) with Deuteronomy 28:13: We shall be above, the head and not the tail.

When a person is a tail, they put God into disrepute.

People are the tail based on the choices they make and the reason for this is a lack of diligence.

A mean man does not mean any harm, but is harmful.

A mean person according to the English dictionary is “unkind, too ordinary to make it, inferior, evil, wicked, low in status and esteem”.

People who lack diligence do not do things with all their energy and heart and those who do things half-heartedly are under a curse.

The first man who gave an inferior offering to God became a murderer.

Once a person is inferior they do not forgive, they murder, because life means nothing to them. Heaven has no plan for mean men.

Diligence is paying proper attention to a task and applying constant effort to accomplish a particular undertaking.

The heavens love diligence and it is another name of God, which is why He is on top.

People tried to bring God down, but it is not possible, because He is diligent.

Diligence is a spirit and that spirit is of God. If a person is not diligent, they will sleep too much and therefore slip off.

Prayer point: Call the blood of Jesus seven times, His name once and pray: Lord, I have been incompetent in handling Your work, have mercy on me. Today I make up my mind to be diligent in everything I do for You, in Jesus’ name.

WoW: “To be mean is meaningless.”

) Visit the www.timomotoso.org, www.ancientofdays.tv and email us at Info@timomotoso.org or call 076-155-4712 or 076-019-2721

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

DUT closed for the week

18 minutes ago

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.