THE BELIEVERS BIBLE STUDY
Stewards of The mysteries of God
#03 Being Diligent as a Believer
By Paul B Thomas
Scripture Reading: 2 Cor8;7 Proverbs 6:6-11
Purpose: Diligence enables us to keep what God has blessed us with. Diligence enables us to own our lives and take control of our future. These are principles which rule the financial, spiritual and earthly worlds and should not be confused with grace and favour. Neither substituted for the course of diligence.
1.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. (2 Cor 8:7 ESV).
2.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 Peter 1;5-7 ESV).
3.What does Solomon say in relation to a Shepherds diligence?
Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks (Proverbs 27:3).
4.What does the wisest man who ever lived say regarding financial diligence
He that gatherers in summer is a wise son but he that sleepers in harvest is a son that causeth shame (Proverbs 10:5).
5.Can a believer be rich in industry? (business)
The hand of the diligent maketh rich (Proverbs 10:4).
6.How does Preparation and planning ward off poverty?
Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man. (Proverbs 6;6-11).
7.We are to be diligence in keeping our motives and attitude pure.
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. (Proverbs 4;23).
8.What is the key to the believer’s harvest of blessing?
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. (Gal 6:9)
9.How should we be diligent in our seeking after God?
But without faith it is impossible to please God; for he that comes to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of those that diligently seek him (Hebrews 11;6).
He set himself to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God, and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him prosper. (2 Chron 26:5).
10.How does diligence lead to promotion in the workplace?
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute. (Proverbs 12;24)
These papers are written By Paul B Thomas for the propagation of the true gospel of Jesus Christ, the understanding of the apostles doctrine and the revelation of Jesus Christ.
NOTES:1.The way to wealth if you desire it is as plain as the way to market,. It depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality; that is, waste neither time nor money but make the best of both/ Without industry and frugality nothing will do and with them everything- (Benjamin Franklin).. 2 We must ask ourselves are we diligent in our prayer times, are we diligent in our church assembly. Are we diligent inner private bible study? Are we diligent in our custody of the gifts God has given us?
QUESTIONS: What is the definition of diligence mean? Whats the meaning of “tribute” as in Prov 12;24? List three aspects of diligence? What are the differences between a prosperous man and a sluggard? How can the believer develop habits of industry, technology and spirituality.
SCRIPTURES: Prov 24;30-31;
FURTHER STUDY: Go to the study on “wisdom” a supplement to this important subject
Literature: visit brother Paul on amazon for pentecostal/ apostolic ebooks
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