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Bible Study Topic: Diligence

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Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.
Remember the day you stood before the LORD your God at Horeb, when he said to me, "Assemble the people before me to hear my words so that they may learn to revere me as long as they live in the land and may teach them to their children."
Deuteronomy 4:9-10
 
Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.
Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
When the LORD your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you,a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build,
Deuteronomy 6:5-10
 
Be sure to keep the commands of the LORD your God and the stipulations and decrees he has given you.
Deuteronomy 6:17
 
If you carefully observe all these commands I am giving you to follow,to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways and to hold fast to him-
then the LORD will drive out all these nations before you, and you will dispossess nations larger and stronger than you.
Deuteronomy 11:22-23
 
If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.
Deuteronomy 28:1
 
But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you: to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to obey his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and all your soul."
Joshua 22:5
 
I remembered my songs in the night. My heart mused and my spirit inquired:
Psalms 77:6
 
Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD.
Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.
They do nothing wrong; they walk in his ways.
You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.
Psalms 119:1-4
 
Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.
Proverbs 4:23
 
Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.
Proverbs 10:4
 
He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it.
Proverbs 11:27
 
Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.
Proverbs 12:24
 
The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions.
Proverbs 12:27
 
The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
Proverbs 13:4
 
The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.
Proverbs 21:5
 
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.
Proverbs 22:29
 
When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you,
Proverbs 23:1
 
Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds;
Proverbs 27:23
 
But if you are careful to obey me, declares the LORD, and bring no load through the gates of this city on the Sabbath, but keep the Sabbath day holy by not doing any work on it,
then kings who sit on David's throne will come through the gates of this city with their officials. They and their officials will come riding in chariots and on horses, accompanied by the men of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, and this city will be inhabited forever.
Jeremiah 17:24-25
 
As you are going with your adversary to the magistrate, try hard to be reconciled to him on the way, or he may drag you off to the judge, and the judge turn you over to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.
Luke 12:58
 
Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures.
He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John.
Acts 18:24-25
 
if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.Love
Romans 12:8
 
But just as you excel in everything,in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us ,see that you also excel in this grace of giving.
2 Corinthians 8:7
 
No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband,
and is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the saints, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds.
1 Timothy 5:9-10
 
May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains.
On the contrary, when he was in Rome, he searched hard for me until he found me.
2 Timothy 1:16-17
 
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure.
We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.The Certainty of God's Promise
Hebrews 6:10-12
 
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Hebrews 11:6
 
See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.
Hebrews 12:15
 
Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care,
1 Peter 1:10
 
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;
2 Peter 1:5
 
Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall,
2 Peter 1:10
 
So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.
2 Peter 3:14
 
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